Monday, June 14, 2010

Power to do Good...

Isaiah 9
Call it affability, appeal, popularity, or “social power”... God calls it our responsibility.
It goes by the common name-- “Influence” --and it’s yours. 
I feel really badly for the elders and prophets who misused it. (v.14-17) Abuse of this gift always comes with a high price...
But here’s some good news: 
“If by our example we aid others in the development of good principles, we give them power to do good. In their turn, they exert the same influence upon others, and they upon still others. Thus by our unconscious influence thousands may be blessed.” (COL 339) 


  1. Oh, and what a responsibility. Some long for the position of one of great influence, but that privilege does not come without a price. To whom much is given, much will be required. Should we fall some who are weak may look to us and cast off their confidence. We may be the means of taking hundreds to the portals of heaven, or to the depths of hell.

    Lord, have mercy.

  2. Have mercy is right...

    Make us, and _keep_ us _Yours..._


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