More than a Negative
Terry Dashner…………….Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Author and speaker Robert Hastings writes, “In his commentary on Matthew, William Barclay says, ‘A man’s life must not only be sterilized from evil; it must be fructified to good.’
“Virtue is not a vacuum. Man is good not merely by refraining from evil, but by embracing what is good.
“Who is a wealthy man? One with no debt? Hardly. He could be debt free, yet penniless. Wealth is accumulated capital.
“Who is a healthy person? One with no illness, no contagious disease, no infections? Not necessarily. Healthiness includes an abundance of physical and mental strength, not just absence of disease.
“Who is an educated person? One who has an open mind, with no prejudices, no superstitions? Not necessarily so. His mind could be empty as well as open.
“Who is popular? A person with no enemies? Not necessarily. You could have no enemies, and still have no friends.
“Likewise, a good man is not necessarily a man without sin. Virtue is something you do. As one lady testified, ‘The Lord saved me from a rocking chair.’”
Does your belief system have you in a “rocking chair?” Are you sitting in your comfort zone, watching others touch lives for Lord Jesus Christ? May I ask you this: Doesn’t Bible tell us, in so many words, that it is better to wear out than to rust out? I believe it is book of James in New Testament that says, “Faith without works is dead, being alone.”