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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"The Common Man"
“David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his
son? And the common people heard him gladly.
” Mark 12:37
(This devotion is taken from J.C. Penny’s book
Lines of a Layman.)
In the Bible story of Gideon, we are impressed by
the fact that the three hundred men who stood with him about the enemy
camp with trumpet and pitcher in hand were common men—not professional
soldiers in any sense. Some were tillers of the soil, others
shepherds, and still others workmen in some trade. The world is
filled with common men who go their quiet ways, turn the wheels of
industry, produce crops, build our homes, and perform a multitude of
everyday tasks. Geniuses are few and far between, only a few can
be famous, and the rest of us must live our lives as just common
people. We common folk are in the majority, which means that most
of the work necessary to keep things going must be done by us.
Jesus honored the common man when He called the
Twelve and assigned them an uncommon task. It is common people
who found and maintain Christian homes, constitute the greater number
of members of our churches, teach the thousands of Sunday school
classes every Sunday, and, without fanfare, recognition, and sometimes
without praise, carry on the indispensable work of the Kingdom of
Heaven. This, no doubt, fairly expresses the experience of most
of you. The work which engages your interest and claims your time
as churchmen is purely a work of love. You devote yourself to it,
and maintain your church, for the sole reason that you feel the Man of
Galilee has called you to share His tender, unselfish ministry.
The joy of being His yoke-fellow, and the deep,
abiding satisfaction in rendering a service to your fellow men is your
reward. It is a high privilege we have.
Study verses - Acts 10:28, Titus 1:4, Jude
1:3, Matthew 13:55
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