Saturday, September 13, 2008

Daily Digest #137

Each one’s praise will come from God. —1 Corinthians 4:5

I was once asked before, when you die and you meet Jesus at the gate, what would you wish for Him to tell you? I remember answering "you did just fine" or "welcome home!" I mean, how great would it be to receive the biggest compliment one could ever get?

As I look at the things I think, say and do in my life, I admit that not all are pleasing to God. Just yesterday, I was too proud to initiate a friendly gesture to another person who I'm not so comfortable with. I certainly do not despise the person. I guess I have just not been able to completely erase the bad impression I had before. But I always had/have the choice to do good, no matter how I was/am treated by others.

I would like to share this article sent by a good friend yesterday. May we be enlightened, and learn to please God rather than please ourselves. May we humble ourselves before Him and seek His will. May we build a closer relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ. Pray always.

The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001

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