Isaiah and Success, read Isa. 6:9-13
Comments by Dale Ralph Davis
I say this because sometimes our Christian sub-culture gives the impression that if you have enough faith, if you practice biblical principles of relationships, if you bathe your activities in prayer, if you formulate a creative ministry strategy, if you devise a workable vision statement, if you attend the latest how-to conferences, subscribe to certain Christian magazines or listen to particular Christian blogs – well then, you cannot help but have success in Christian service or ministry. Really? I don’t know if Jesus swallowed that. He told his disciples some pretty tough stuff (John 15:18-27) and then said, ‘These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling’ (John 16:1, nasb). Isn’t God so very good to tell you how very nasty and difficult and cruddy it may be? Can’t you trust a truthful God like that, who does not give you ‘bum steers’ about the service he calls you to do?
Source: Davis, Dale Ralph. Stump Kingdom: Isaiah 6-12 . Christian Focus Publications. Kindle Edition.
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