Pastor Roy Miles, Staples Assembly of God Church
Nearly every businessman complains of at least one ulcer. Think how many ulcers the poor businessman would have if he worked under the same circumstances as the average minister.
Just suppose, Mr. Businessman, that you were the overseer of 100 workers. Suppose only about 50 percent of them ever showed up for work at a given time and only 25 percent could be relied upon.
Suppose that every time a simple flash of lightening appeared in the sky, large numbers of workers pulled the covers over their heads and failed to report for duty.
Suppose your workers only worked when they felt like it and yet you must be very sweet and never fire one of them. To get them back to work you must beg them, plead with them, pat them on the back and use every means under the sun to persuade them without offending them.
And suppose you were in competition with a notorious rascal, the devil, who had no scruples and is far more clever than you are and uses such attractive things such as fishing rods, guns, soft pillows, television and a thousand other things to attract your customers.
“HOW MANY ULCERS WOULD YOU HAVE?”
---copied, Christian Victory, from Footsteps of the Flock, 1971
What is Sunday to you?
DUNday, the day to make out checks to your creditors, write letters and take care of other family business?
RUNday, the day for a quick trip to Uncle Ben’s, for running to and fro but accomplishing nothing?
GUNday, the day for the skeet meet, for hunting or for fishing?
SUNday, the day for getting a suntan at the lake, for a backyard barbecue, for gardening or picnicking?
FUNday, the day for amusement and recreation?
Or is it really THE LORD’S DAY, the day for spiritual refreshment and service?
2 Timothy 3:1-7 (NKJV)
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.