February 26

Christian United With Christ

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to
be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:17.

The true Christian rejoices over the good fortune of others, and loves to have
others receive credit for something he himself may have accomplished. He expects
his credit from the Lord only. What his right hand does his left hand is kept in the
dark about (Matt. 6:3, 4).
He knows no fear but the fear of God. He has courage to stand firmly but
tactfully for right principle regardless of the consequences to himself. He knows that
no one can do him harm if God does not permit. Moreover, he knows that though
men may kill his body, they cannot touch his soul (Matt. 10:28).
He is honest in his personal appraisal of himself and charitable with all others,
realizing that if his own background were the same as theirs, he himself would
precisely be like them; that while others offend in one thing he himself may offend
in another. He knows that God is able to correct His own servant (Rom. 14:4-7),
and he keeps his hands off.
He is thankful in the face of the most disheartening difficult situations or
environment. He does not dissipate his energies in complaining and repining, and
he does not seek to escape responsibility and unpleasant facts. Nor does he allow
himself to be beaten down in time of crisis, but he is ever on hand to “stand his
post,” and he draws on his spiritual resources to attain a mastery of his
circumstances. He does not fall behind ancient Joseph, he is even ahead of him for
he knows that he is living in an advanced season.
Foolish accusations never trouble him. He does not get upset about them. He
never needs to be handled with gloves. His mind never dwells on anything that
would make him feel hurt. If something is said against him, he never gets hurt over
it, especially if he is not guilty of the thing. He does not retaliate, he lets the vain
thing die of itself. He lets no discouragement come into his thoughts, not even if all
forsake him. He well remembers that even the Lord Himself was forsaken by His
own followers, and that out of several million people, there were but two persons
one hundred percent for Moses, only Calab and Joshua. He is ever mindful of the
scripture which says: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord
of hosts.” Zech. 4:6.
“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is
peace.” Ps. 37:37.

February 25

Bashan DSDA Devotional: Following The Lamb

February 27

Bashan DSDA Devotional: Following The Lamb