Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Nugget

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011.

Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.

Most people have heard of the exploits of Sir Isaac Newton, who introduced the law of gravity and revolutionized the study of astronomy. According to science historians, however, if it had not been for Edmund Halley, the world may never have heard of Isaac Newton. Halley challenged Newton to think through his original theories and corrected his mathematical errors. Halley also coaxed Newton to write his great work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; even though Newton was wealthier, it was Halley who supervised and financed its publication. If Edmund Halley had been one of the Twelve, he probably would have been like Andrew or Phillip. These two men were definitely on the “second tier” of disciples, behind the “inner circle” of Peter, James, and John. Even in that stance, they were content to serve the Lord where they were, and He used them effectively.

We may never know many of the backups to those who are more well known, but God does. Jesus Himself did not try to steal God’s glory (as did Lucifer), but was willing to take on the form of a servant obedient even to death on the cross (Philippians 2:7-8). In Mark 9:35, Jesus sat His disciples down and told them (and us),
“If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.”
What better way for us to follow Christ than being obedient to God and serving others?

"God, let my be that man You need for whatever task You put before me.

Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time



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