MORNINGTIME 2520

by Benjamin Munsell on September 2, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2520
 
Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;  In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. BESIDE (all) THOSE THINGS THAT ARE WITHOUT, (as mentioned in the above list), that which cometh upon me daily, (is) THE CARE OF ALL THE CHURCHES. 2 Corinthians 11:24-28.  What Pastor Paul is saying is that even with all these things that continually come against him, he still has to take care of all the sheep in the churches he's started. He visits when he is free to move around, and when he's stuck in jail, he'll write them letters about the things the Lord shows Him. He's like the ever ready  bunny rabbit, he just keeps on keeping on. He's kept a loving attitude towards all people, even towards all those guys  who kept doing him dirty. The next time you preach Christ in some little town, and you find yourself being stoned to death by the angry villagers, when you wake up from feeling pretty well dead inside, will you be able to walk back into town with Kindness and Love in your heart for those murderous townspeople??? Pastor Paul did just that, EVERY TIME, he got done dirty by the locals. Imagine getting run off the interstate, crashing your car, and after you get released from the hospital, YOU INVITE THAT RECKLESS DRIVER OVER TO YOUR HOUSE FOR DINNER!!! Every day, every time, someone gets mean to you, EVERY TIME. Can you do that? Can you be a blessing to ALL those around you, as they Repent and also Grow in Christ, until you and they understand that you ALL will, Be Blessed?
 
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