The first thing I did when I heard I had gotten nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge was jump up and down on one leg and then fall down and bruise my leg. Well…..not quite. I probably would have done that exact thing though, if I hadn’t been sitting down and if no one else had been in the room. I was literally jumping up and down on one leg, though, soon after. I love nominations for many reasons. Probably the first one is the chance to meet new bloggers (particularly Christian bloggers that share your faith) and be uplifted by the nominee’s answers to the questions that are usually involved in nominations. This is my very first nomination ever, so I am super excited!!
First of all THANK YOU SO MUCH to Linda from Amazing God Stories for nominating me for the Three Day Quote Challenge!!
Secondly, here are the rules for participating:
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
For 3 days, provide a quote each day and why you like or chose that quote.
Nominate one or more bloggers each of the three days for the Challenge and then send them a comment letting them know they have been nominated.
(When you receive a nomination, if you’re too busy, you can do it later if need be.)
Now for the quote. My favorite quote of all time is this quote by Jim Elliot.
As Christians, we are thought fools by the world. Sometimes it can almost feel like we could be the fools and we begin to lose faith and wonder as we see “The wicked prosper” as Psalm 73:3b says. Later in that chapter, the author comes to this conclusion regarding the wicked prospering:
“But when I thought how to understand this,
it seemed to me a wearisome task,
until I went into the sanctuary of God;
then I discerned their end.
Truly you set them in slippery places;
you make them fall to ruin.
How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!” (Psalms 73:16-19)
When we doubt and lose faith it really that we have lost sight. In eternity is the answer to the question “Why do the wicked prosper?”. In eternity we see that no, we Christians are not the fools. We only give what we cannot keep, to gain what we cannot lose. The true fools are those who attempt to keep what they cannot keep only to lose the only thing the could ever keep: eternity with God.
Have you lost sight on God’s promises? Are wondering why it is that we look like fools, while the wicked prosper and look outwardly wise? The answer is to look past the present time into eternity where the true answer lies. We are not fools if we give what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot lose. The wicked may prosper now, but when their day comes they will fall at a single word. The wicked will utterly fall, but we will persevere to the end.
I’m really look forward to doing this again tomorrow!!! God bless you all!
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” -1 Corinthians 1:25
All Scripture Quotes are from the ESV translation
I found the quote here.