King's Business - 1967-03

for God with his feet for they too were fastened there. His life he could not spend for God for it was already spent. He could only ac­ cept the perfect goodness of An­ other and the same thing is just as true o f you and me. In the second place, CHURCH­ ES ARE TOO GOOD TO HAVE A REVIVAL. We are so busy with good things that we miss God’s best. “ The good is the en­ emy of the best.” Some years ago in meetings where I had used that proverb, I remarked to the assistant pastor after one o f the services, “Well, we had a good meeting.” “ Too good” , he replied. When I asked what he meant, he said, “ You remember saying that the good is the enemy of the best. We should have been on our faces before God tonight but everybody settled for just a good meeting when they could have had the best — and went out feeling com­ fortable.” I wonder if we do not have too many “ good” meetings today as an excuse for not paying the price for the best. Our Lord said to the Laodice- ans, “Thou sayest. . . and know- est not.” They were good enough and didn’t need anything. Some years ago a brother taking me to my hotel after a meeting said, “Well, we’re not so good in this town but we’re not so bad. We try to make a decent living and behave ourselves. We’re not so good but we’re not so bad.” I re­ minded him that it was just that kind of people who made the Lord sick. “ Because thou art neither cold nor hot but lukewarm, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Nei­ ther hot nor cold water will nau­ seate but lukewarm water will. We are a little too hot to be cold and a little too cold to be hot. He did not say He would spue us out for being too hot! We are too good to have a re­ vival. We want to let well enough alone; we do not wish to be dis­ turbed nor have our complacency ruffled. I am wearing myself out today preaching to people who, (Continued on page 20)

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MARCH, 1967


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