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Friday, April 20, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Can A Saint Slander God?"

April 20, 2012

For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him
2 ;Corinthians 1:20
Jesus told the parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25 as a
warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacity. This
parable has not to do with natural gifts, but with the Pentecostal
gift of the Holy Ghost. We must not measure our spiritual capacity by
education or by intellect; our capacity in spiritual things is
measured by the promises of God. If we get less than God wants us to
have, before long we will slander Him as the servant slandered his
master: "You expect more than You give me power to do; You demand too
much of me, I cannot stand true to You where I am placed." When it is
a question of God's Almighty Spirit, never say "I can't." Never let
the limitation of natural ability come in. If we have received the
Holy Spirit, God expects the work of the Holy Spirit to be manifested
in us.
The servant justified himself in everything he did and condemned his
lord on every point - "Your demand is out of all proportion to what
you give." Have we been slandering God by daring to worry when He has
said: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you"? Worrying means exactly
what this servant implied - "I know You mean to leave me in the
lurch." The person who is lazy naturally is always captious - "I
haven't had a decent chance," and the one who is lazy spiritually is
captious with God. Lazy people always strike out on an independent
Never forget that our capacity in spiritual matters is measured by
the promises of God. Is God able to fulfill His promises? Our answer
depends on whether we have received the Holy Spirit.

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