The Poser

November 28, 2014

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TEXT:Psalms 23:1-6

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (v. 1).

We had so many tell us that they had never heard the story before about the violin, that I’ve decided to post another oft told story.

 “At an evening gathering a gifted orator was asked to recite. He selected the 23rd Psalm. With expression, diction, beauty and all the accomplishments of his profession he eloquently and dramatically recited this famous Psalm. The guests vigorously clapped their hands and gave him a lengthy applause. He had done well. It was the masterly work of an artist.”

“Later that evening an elderly Christian Pastor was asked to say a few words. He was a man of God, a spiritual giant, a man filled with the Spirit of God. Strange as it may seem he stood and recited the 23rd Psalm. When he had finished there was hardly a dry eye in the audience. All present had been melted to tears. There was no clapping of hands. There was no applauding. There was a death-like silence over the entire audience. The audience had been strangely and deeply moved. God had spoken through His Word by His servant. After a few moments the orator broke the silence with this comment: “I know the 23rd Psalm. The Pastor knows the Shepherd.”

 

There is a passage in the book; “the Imitation of Christ” that fits in here; ‘if you are one of those who search the scriptures for the novelty of an idea than you are the worse for it because that will be your only reward.’

 

If you claim to know the Shepherd, The Master, than your life will change.

 

And to those deluded fools that believe Christians no longer sin, you are indeed a fool and ignorant of God’s Word and have no experience in His Grace. You are legalistic and have a proud, arrogant spirit.  Shame on you for the guilt you heap on struggling believers.

 

Prayer requests and questions to scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

Continue to pray for Olivia, the doctors are not going to have to place a permanent feeding tube, but some more surgery is in her future.

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