Saturday, May 16, 2009
Take Heed To Yourselves
"See that the work of saving grace be thoroughly wrought in your own souls. Take heed to yourselves, lest you be void of that saving grace of God which you offer to others, and be strangers to the effectual working of that gospel which you preach; and lest, while you proclaim to the world the necessity of a Savior, your own hearts should neglect him, and you should miss of an interest in him and his saving benefits. Take heed to yourselves, lest you perish, while you call upon others to take heed of perishing; and lest you famish yourselves while you prepare food for them."
Richard Baxter from 'The Reformed Pastor' courtesy of Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
"Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life"
The Fray's chorus from 'How to Save a Life.'
We must take heed to ourselves. We must be sure that we do not lose our lives while we warn others of the impending doom. The friend we lose must not be ourselves.