Monday, January 1

With Loudest Voice

"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point." Martin Luther

4 comments:

Lawrence Underwood said...

That is one of my favourite quotes. It is so appropriate to our current cultural situation. May God grant us the wisdom to know the salient that the enemy presses and the courage to fight severely!

W. Mark Whitlock said...

Needed that this morning. As I walked up the six flights of stairs from the parking lot to my cubicle, I prayed through Ephesians 6 asking the Lord to prepare me for today. As soon as I walked into my cube, I was confronted with three problems and felt the desire to flee. Thank you for a timely reminder to remain steel jawed and alert.

Inkling said...

I too, say that quote was needed this morning. The attacks are fierce, and we are called to fight. Thank you for this encouragement, and thanks to Mr. Whitlock for his comment too. I needed both of them this morning.

Richard in Austin said...

What's the funny thing Dr. Grant seems to say so often...STANDFAST!!!

Regarding the previous postings, I have already been praying for you, Mr. Whitlock and Mr. Inkling, that God would be your wisdom and strength during this time of attack.

Please pray for my household down here in Austin, Texas. Last Friday, my lovely wife was laid off from her very lucrative job. This, compounded by the fact that my studio work with KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits is very slow right now as it is the off season for production, creates a wonderful opportunity for The Lord to show forth his mercy and strength on our behalf!!!

As Martin Luther's quote reads: "Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved..."

Therefore, as Dr. Grant and the Word has encouraged us...

STANDFAST!!!

Rich in Austin