Words Of Truth - August 4, 2010

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Salesmen of Freedom"

Salesmen of Freedom
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”  II Corinthians 3:17

(This devotion is taken from J.C. Penny’s book Lines of a Layman.)

    Why does America have the world’s highest standard of living? We do not have greater natural resources such as coal and iron and timber than other nations, as so many seem to think. There are other nations such as Russia and China and India which have these samples national wealth in greater abundance that we do. But we have more conveniences than any other people- and this I emphasize:
Because we are a free people-
    We are free to make and to sell; to buy and to save; to be farmers or machinists, merchants, doctors or lawyers; free to speak out, free to worship as we choose, free to come and go in an economy embedded in the principle of example rather than in then gloom of envy.
     If we were good salesmen of freedom, do you suppose Communism would have been able to overrun half the world in less than a generation?
     If we were good salesmen of freedom, do you suppose Communism would have been able to cross our own borders and penetrate our schools, our churches, our government, our homes?
     Do you suppose, if we really believed in freedom, half of the world would be hating us, and the remaining half distrusting us?
     You might think about those things. In fact, if you love this land and its freedom, it is imperative for you to think about them. Imperative that we- you and I- do something about it. It is of highest importance that we subscribe again to that American principle known as self-reliance- believe again in its promise that any man’s success indicates what every man can do, if he tries.

Study verses:  Galatians 5:13; I Peter 2:16; James 1:25; II Chronicles 7:14.

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Previous devotions

"They Had Been With Jesus" - July 21, 2010
"He Healed Them All" - July 14, 2010
"Faith In America" - July 7, 2010
"Slow To Anger; Great In Power" - June 30, 2010
"He Is Precious" - June 23, 2010

"The Fire of Strife" - June 16, 2010
"The Common Man" - June 9, 2010
"In My Prosperity I Said I Shall Not Be Moved" - June 2, 2010
"Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord" - May 26, 2010
"God, That Comforteth Those That Are Cast Down" - May 19, 2010
"The People That Do Know Their God Shall Be Strong" - May 12, 2010
"A Tribute To My Mother" - May 5, 2010
"Criticism" - April 28, 2010
"Six Principles For Daily Living" - April 21, 2010
"Faith Through Trial" - April 14, 2010
"We Admire" - April 8, 2010

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