|Can a Saint Slander God?
|--by Oswald Chambers © 1963
|"For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen." --2 Cor. 1:20
"Jesus told the parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25 as a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacity. This parable has not to do with natural gifts, but with the Pentecostal gift of the Holy Ghost. We must not measure our spiritual capacity by education or by intellect;our capacity in spiritual things is measure by the promises of God. If we get less than God wants us to have, before long we will slander Him as the servant slandered his master: "You expect more than You give me power to do; You demand too much of me, I cannot stand true to You where I am placed." When it is a question of God's Almighty Spirit, neber say "I can't." Never let the limitation of natural ability come in. If we have received the Holy Spirit, God expects the work of the Holy Spirit to be manifested in us.
The servant justified himself in everything he did and condemned his lord on every point--"Your demand is out of all proportion to what you give." Have we been slandering God by daring to worry when He has said: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteusness; and all these things shall be added unto you"? Worrying means exactly what this servant implied--"I know You mean to leave me in the lurch. The person who is lazy spiritually is captious with God (eg. Complaining: "He is not giving me a chance.")
Never forget that our capacity in spiritual matters is measured by the promises of God. Is God able and willing to fulfil His promises?"
"Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now; and He will save you, He will save you, He will seave you now."