Sunday, May 20, 2007

Comfort and Christ (Phil 2:1-11)

From "How People Change," pages 191-192:
1. "Comfort, you look beautiful to me right now, but when did you ever leave your place of prominence and glory to humble yourself for me?

2. Comfort, when did you ever enter my world to suffer on my behalf?

3. Comfort, when did you ever shed your blood so that I could be cleansed from my sin?

4. Comfort, when were you ever raised from the dead on my behalf? When did you ever promised to give me new life and power?

5. When did you ever promise to send the Holy Spirit to fill me with true comfort that would help me please God, even when my earthly comfort was threatened?

6. Comfort, when did you ever promise to intercede for me to my Father in heaven, so that I could be strong in trial?

7. Comfort, when did you ever promise to come again and redeem me from the things that capture me and make me their slave?

When I do this by faith, I see Christ in His glory and my benefits in Him. I am able to repent of making comfort my god, and it gets put back in its proper place. Comfort is something to be enjoyed, but not worshipped."

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