God Makes Me
Perfect in Every Good Work
the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great
shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you
perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is
wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and
ever. Heb. 13:20, 21
The religion of Jesus Christ means
something more than talk. The righteousness of Christ consists in right actions
and good works from pure, unselfish motives....Christ came to do His Father's
will. Are we following in His steps? All who have named the name of Christ
should be constantly seeking for a more intimate acquaintance with Him, that
they may walk even as He walked, and do the works of Christ. . . .
It is the work we do, or do not do, that
tells with tremendous power upon our lives and destinies. God requires us to
improve every opportunity for usefulness that is offered us. Neglect in doing
this is perilous to our spiritual growth. We have a great work to do.
The duties that the Lord places in our
way we are to perform, not as a cold, dreary exercise, but as a service of
love. Bring into your work your highest powers and sympathies, and you will
find that Christ is in it. His presence will make the work light, and your
heart will be filled with joy. You will work in harmony with God, and in
loyalty and love and fidelity. We are to be sincere, earnest Christians, doing
faithfully the work placed in our hands.
Every one who kindles his taper from the
divine altar holds his lamp firmly. He does not use common fire upon his
censer, but the holy fire, kept burning by the power of God day and night.
Those who walk in the footsteps of Jesus, who will surrender their lives to His
guidance and to His service, have the golden oil in their vessels with their
lamps. They will never be placed in a position for which God has not made
provision. The lamp of life is always trimmed by the very hand that lit it.
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