Saturday, May 9, 2020

Nutriment not indigestion

Oswald Chambers arrested me by his thought for today.  Meditating on Jesus' claim to be the living bread (John 6:51) he pictures how Jesus was made broken bread and poured out wine for us, and he expects us to be made broken bread and poured out wine in his hands for others.

If we are not thoroughly baked, we will produce indigestion because we are dough instead of bread.  We have to be made into good nutritious stuff for other people. The reason we are going through the things we are is that God wants to know whether he can make us good bread with which to feed others. The stuff of our lives, not simply of our talk, is to be the nutriment of those who know us. 
He warns that many Christian workers are like dough not bread:
They are faddists and cranks, and when they are given out for distribution they produce indigestion instead of giving nourishment. 
As I go 'through the things we are' I really don't want to give others indigestion.  That's a disturbing challenge !

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