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The Call of the Christ (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
The Call of the Christ! In Matthew 8:22 Jesus saith unto him, "Follow ME." That is an interesting passage.
I would like to call your attention, with that, to Amos, chapter 3, verse 3. "Can two walk together except they be agreed?"
"Can two walk together unless they be agreed?"
These are tremendous words. We have heard them all our lives but do we really know what they mean? Words can be easily understood. Words ARE misunderstood. There are people today who think you can read the Bible as you can the newspaper and understand it. You can't. You'll miss it a mile. Words change.
The words of God carry SPIRTUAL meaning, and they demand study. Someone asked Dr. G. Campbell Morgan how he got his tremendous knowledge of the Bible and he said, "Sweat." He STUDIED it. And, friends, do not think you'll ever come to know God if you don't fix your mind upon God and Christ. Whatever you know, you pay a price to get it.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who has a son who has studied much, published books, about to teach in an outstanding school, one of the greatest in the world, the very mention of whose name brings to mind the highest in education and intellect. But, friends, he had to SWEAT to get it. He reasoned that if he got to that position in the knowledge of this world, it was worth every bit of the price he paid to get there.
And if you get to know GOD, and you'll never know Him apart from the Bible, you will have to dig. You willhave to study.
You say, "Preacher, then you think it is hard to be saved."
No, it is very simple to be saved. If a person really wants to be saved, and if from the heart a sinner really calls on the Lord Jesus Christ and receives Him as Saviour and Lord, that person is born again. God has made it so simple that even a little child can be saved. "Suffer the LITTLE children to come unto M ...
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