“Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.” Romans 12: 11 (HCSB)
“Don’t ever rust out – burn out for the Lord,” was the advice that an older Christian saint gave me at Ridgecrest back in 1970. His point was that God has given us a challenge and a part in building His kingdom – and we should be diligent in doing what God has given us. This verse in Romans 12 speaks to this concept.
The word fervent in the original means to boil like water – to be hot – to have a great deal of zeal. We are to boil in our spirit seeking to serve (obey) God. In other words – burn up for God. An old preacher once told a younger preacher that if he wanted to draw a crowd for Jesus, all he had to do was set himself on fire and they would come to watch him burn. Now, he was speaking metaphorically – but it is true.
Today – set yourself on fire for God – and see how many will come to see what it is all about. Let’s not rust out – let’s burn out for God!
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