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I Think You Are a Generous Fellow

Our Daily Bread, October 17

Jerry Bridges illustrated how gracious a person can be when his words are controlled by Christ. In his book The Pursuit of Holiness, Bridges wrote,

"Henry Clay Trumbull was, among other things, a great personal evangelist. One day he found himself seated on a train next to a young man who was drinking quite heavily. Each time the young man opened his bottle, he offered a drink to Mr. Trumbull, who declined with thanks. Finally the young man said to Mr. Trumbull, &ls;You must think I'm a pretty rough fellow.' Mr. Trumbull's gracious reply, &ls;I think you're a very generous-hearted fellow,' opened the way for an earnest conversation with the young man about his need to commit himself to Christ." - D.C.E.