• “If our children were to grow up truthful they much be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant.” – Amy Carmichael (Gold Cord)

Joy and Strength 11/14

I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
John xvii. 15.

In the hour of trial,
Jesus, plead for me;
Lest by base denial
I depart from Thee.
James Montgomery.

OUR Lord would have His people to be in the world, and yet to be separate from it. He would have them be separated, not by isolation from it, but by living loyally under Him as their King, where His claims arc denied and His rule is rejected; by courageously living in obedience to righteousness where desire is too generally the impelling and formative power. To live in the world as Christ’s soldiers and servants; to witness for Him by word and deed as we live in obedience to His will — this is the separation which Christ teaches, this is the separation that gives glory to God. Woe be to us if we fail in expressing by loyal obedience here our loyalty to Christ as our King! To fail here is to bear stamped on us the brand of a traitor’s moral cowardice, and a brand of greater shame than it no mortal brow can bear.
George Body.

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  • “What is the secret to great living? Entire separation to Christ and devotion to Him. Thus speaks every man and woman whose life has made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual realm. It is the life that has no time for trifling that counts.” – Amy Carmichael

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For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. — Psalm 86:5 (NKJV)

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