Tuesday, January 28, 2014

OTHERS MAY, YOU CANNOT



Have you ever felt that everyone around you can be calculating, cold, selfish, mean, gossipy, seductive, manipulative, grasping, and prideful, but that the minute you're even in a bad mood people will call you on it?

That while the whole world is trying to rip you off, you burn with a guilty conscience if you say so much as a single bad word, or harbor the slightest degree of ill-will, against the rippers-off?

That if only some generous soul who can well afford it would leave you a couple of hundred grand in his/her will, "the way" would open with ease?

If so, this little pamphlet is for you. It's called "Others May, You Cannot." It is put out by an outfit called The Tract League and you can read it in full and buy a hundred to pass out to your friends, or while standing on the streetcorner with a bullhorn, for a mere six bucks.

The tract begins like this:

"If God has called you to be really like Jesus He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility. God’s call will put such demands of obedience on you that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians. At times, He will let other people do things which He will not let you do.

Other Christians who seem very religious will push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans. You cannot, and if you attempt it, you will meet with failure and rebuke from the Lord.

Others may boast of themselves, of their work, of their successes, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you to despise yourself and all your good works.

Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, or may have a legacy left to them, but it is likely God will keep you poor. God wants you to have something far better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence upon Him, that He may demonstrate His faithful love for you in supplying your needs day by day.

God may let others be honored and put forward, and keep you hidden in obscurity in order to produce some fragrant fruit for His coming glory which can only be produced in the shade. He may let others be great, but keep you small. He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit for it now. The reward for your work is held in the hands of Jesus and you will not see it until He comes"...


DYING to read this tract.
Check it out here.

Thanks, peace and grace to David B. of Houston for passing "Others May, You Cannot" on...


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful and... scary, when you think about the ways God shows His love.

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  2. I have not read the entire commentary as yet but merely the first few lines are astonishing to me that this is not just me but is universal in following in Christ... and resonates deep in my soul. Thank you for sharing this!

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