Do all things in the Name of the Lord Jesus

This gives us a rule that goes far beyond “what is the harm of this or that?

 

J N Darby (1800-82)

Everything, whatever ye may do in word or in deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus.  (Colossians 3:17)

This gives us a rule that goes far beyond “what is the harm of this or that?”  and is so simple.  It comes into any common thing in the day, like buying a dress.  Are you doing it in the name of the Lord Jesus?  Can you go to a concert in His name?  Of course not.  The things may not be wrong, but it settles everything – hundreds of questions that might arise.  It gives me as my measure and rule to be walking in Christ, and living for Christ.  I have Christ as my life, and He cannot do it…If  I am in earnest, it is the most comfortable rule possible; but if I am not, it pinches dreadfully:  because you may say, “Am I never to do anything to please myself?”  Ah, you betray yourself!  What a comfort it is to know what He likes!

Golden Nugget Number 324

(J N Darby NS vol. 34)

 

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Author: Sosthenes

Once the ruler of the synagogue at Corinth Then a co-writer of a letter by Paul - just a brother - no longer an official Now a blogger seeking to serve the Lord by posting some words that the Lord has given His Church.

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