Delayed Gratification

“Surely I will not enter my house, nor lie on my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Ps 132:3-5)
This was the vow of David – he would deny himself until he had fulfilled his service of preparing a place for the temple.
The idea of self-denial is an old one, but not a popular one. Perhaps we ought to revive it. If every Christian picked a task that would be of service to God and denied themselves rest and comfort until that task was completed, I daresay the world would quickly be improved by the effort.
That thing you’re conscience has been saying you should do – do it. And don’t rest until you have.
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” (Jas 4:17)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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