Monthly Thoughts from Pastor Fred Naumann

PRUDENT

by

Fred Nauman

Every congregation needs a few more prudent people who realize at least four things.

 

(1) Grace. It is only by the doing and dying of Jesus that we are in the family of God. Furthermore, we are only using what God has given us to use. No one in the Father's family deserves to belong and no one is using anything that he himself has fashioned. We are all living on God's allowances. If we realized this, there would be a lot more humility and a little more boldness from some folks.

 

(2) Ambassadors for Christ. "He died for all that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him who died for them and rose again." (II Cor. 5:15) Believers have the privilege to represent the Lord Jesus to this world.

 

(3) Priesthood. What you do with your life is between God and you. This doesn't let you off the hook. It puts you under the strict rule of scrutiny toward perfection. But it leaves the judgment in God's hands.

 

(4) "As unto the Lord" is the rule of thumb for all moral codes and action.

 

What's your score: 4 out of 4? 2 out of 4? Or.........?

Proverbs 13:16 “Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.”