WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL:

No Fool Indeed–Do the Math!

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” –Jim Elliot
 
Philip James Elliot (October 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956) was a Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. He and the others gave their lives in initial effort, to reach the Huaorani people, but eventually, largely because of this heroic effort, the tribe was reached and evangelized, even those who had killed him, becoming stalwart Christians. The quote above was a paraphrase that he had made of Matthew 16, verse 25:
 
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:
and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”  –Jesus
 
“Wherever you are – be all there.” –Jim Elliot
 
“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.”  –Jim Elliot
 
And another quote from another person, same insight:
 
“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.”  –C.S. Lewis
 
May the Holy Spirit powerfully quicken this understanding to us all.
 
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.
 

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