The City On The Hill

2 Dec

The City On The Hill…

Harvard College was founded in 1638 by Puritans, for the purpose of training missionaries for the gospel. Up until the year 1700, over half of its graduates went into ministry. By the mid-19th century, the last members of spirituality were quickly disappearing.

Yale University was founded in 1701. From the beginning, its president taught students on subjects such as “The Bible is the Word of God.” A gospel group from the university traveled the country preaching salvation.

Yet, like Harvard, Yale’s evangelical stand soon disappeared. In one graduating class, 54% said they had no belief in any God. All these universities eventually left the gospel and became secular.

They all were founded for one purpose, the glory of God – yet they all ended up completely forgetting the purpose for which they were founded. It happens all the time, not just to universities, but to believers.

Maybe you started out pure and full of zeal to serve the Lord. However, maybe you’ve gotten distracted, caught up in other things and forgotten the very purpose for which you exist.

Come back. Re-consecrate yourself to knowing and serving the Lord. Don’t end up like Harvard.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,  faithful in prayer. Romans 12:11-12

Don’t go by your feelings today. Don’t give in and don’t give up in all that you do for Him.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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