This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
Oswald Chambers usually sprinkles questions into his lectures, but in this passage, the questions came one right after another—
- Are we lazy spiritually because we are so active in God’s work?
- When the problems of the body face us, do we stop going with Jesus?
- Do we listen to the tempter’s voice to put our bodily needs first—‘Eat bread, be well, first look after what you were going to wear, and then attend to God?’
- Have we given God as much ‘elbow room’ in our lives as Our Lord gave Him in His?
- Have we the one set purpose… not to do our own will but the will of God?
- Are we going with Jesus in the life we are living now?
- When we are tempted as He was, do we continue to go with Him?
- What are we like where nobody sees?
- Have we a place in our heart and mind and life where there is always open communion between ourselves and God so that we can detect the voice of the devil when he comes as ‘an angel of light’?
- Are we compromising in the tiniest degree in mental conception with forces that do not continue to go with Jesus, or are we maintaining the attitude of Jesus Christ all through?
- Are we departing from Jesus in the slightest way in connection with the world to which we belong?
- Have we this past week choked the Son of God in our life by imperceptible degrees?
From The Love Of God
Yeah, I’m going to have to ponder these for awhile…