Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Test of Loyalty

The idea is not that we do work for God, but that we are so loyal to Him that He can do His work through us -- “I reckon on you for extreme service, with no complaining on your part and no explanation on Mine.”

- Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest

This quote caught my attention and I was about to post it without comment. Then, while dwelling on the words “extreme service” the following passages of Scripture came to mind:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1

“Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.” Luke 17:9,10

Overall there is a good thought line in the quote. God does not always explain to us why things are the way they are, and He expects us to acquiesce without complaining. However, instead of it being “extreme service,” it is merely our “reasonable service.”

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