Duty effectiveness

“My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.”

George Washington

(This is a problem with big government, some unions and even well meaning groups attempting to do things for people they can and should do themselves, in my opinion. What say you?)

Every good work – Hebrews 13:20-21

Amos Johnson and C of E crew who were on the call last night, I came across this prayer in my Bible reading this morning and want to share as I believe it sums up our discussion so succinctly:

Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

My Take: I see His peace, His power, His will…when we are IN and ABOUT that we are in Romans 8:28 territory, that of love and fulfilling our calling for His purpose. That is the ZONE.

‘We’ll see’ parable

There was an old farmer who had worked his farm for many years.

One day his horse ran away.

Hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit.

“That’s bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.

The next day, the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.

“How wonderful,” the neighbours pronounced.

“We’ll see,” replied the farmer.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the horses, but he was thrown and broke his leg.

The neighbours arrived to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“We’ll see,” uttered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men for the army.

Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by.

The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“We’ll see” said the farmer.