Words Of Truth - June 9, 2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"The Common Man"

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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Previous devotions

"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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