“Practice such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9).
In a magazine cartoon, a mother and father are arguing over junior ’s budding musical career. “Very well,” the exasperated father exclaims, “have it your way. So he’ll grow up to be a tuba virtuoso. But can’t he just take lessons? Does he have to practice?”
Absurd as it may seem, that is exactly what we’re saying about our own lives if we’re traveling down the middle of the road paved with good intentions. We talk about living a virtuoso Christian life but we don’t want to practice it. We’re trying to meet with Christ on our own terms. But it can’t be done. We cannot…
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