October 11th, 1958 “Let Me Not Be Put to Confusion” Late Mr. N. Daniel
Unrighteous men are cruel men. One need not kill us but they can stab us with their ideas – ideas that contradict the Word of God. Anyone that contradicts the Word of God is an enemy of the Word and of God’s children. Proverbs 6:1-3. “My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.” We are not to sell ourselves to our friends nor should we borrow their ideas. Sometimes our parents also may give us wrong ideas. Then we must show them the Word of God. The Word of God alone should guide us. Sometimes we are so friendly with people that we cannot easily break away from them. Samson could not deliver himself when sudden destruction came upon him. It is a very sad thing to be brought into confusion in our lives. We come into confusion when we accept thoughts contrary to the Word of God and the advice of those who do not walk according to the Word of God. We must be careful about every knowledge that exalts itself against the Word of God. The aim of the evil one is to destroy your personality by bringing in wrong ideas. Do not lend yourselves to friends that are not truly Christian. Your service can be limitless if you are entirely in the hands of your loving God. God has a plan for you, a very loving plan. Do not sink your personality in the pleasures of this world. God is pleading with you.
Sometimes confusion comes into us when we go down in prayer. Do not accept too much responsibility which will interfere with your prayer life. Confusion also comes when we accept even spiritual responsibilities more than we can bear. The clear will of God must be before us. Take your share in the work of the Fellowship. We are all working as a team. Your oneness with us in the spirit is a great help. If all of us do not take our due share in the work, some will be over-burdened and they will come to confusion. Let us pray for some of our Fellowship members who are far away and struggling to keep their heads above the waters. We should also pray that we ourselves may not come into confusion. Napolean used to plan all his moves the night before the battle. He would be ready for all types of attacks that he could think of. Do not under value your life. God has set a great value on your personality. There is no one here whom God cannot use and that too mightily. In your official hours, when the stress of work is upon you, you must be able to go to the great Rock for refuge. Let nothing come between you and your God. Do not throw away your usefulness. How carefully we bring up our own children! God also is careful to teach and train us. Psalm 71:20 “Thou which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.” However sore your troubles may be God will keep your life out of confusion. Let us be careful about flattery. One who rebukes us and one who corrects us is a true friend. The Word of God never flatters us. Tears are shed by the watching angels when you deliberately reject the counsel of God and plunge yourself into the hands of the wicked. Your service to the Fellowship will bring ten fold returns to your own home and life. In Jesus’ life there was no confusion, even on the cross.