Just two choices on the shelf, pleasing God or pleasing self.

Ken Collier

Living to Please God is the Right Choice

Ken Collier, director of the Wild’s Christian Camp made this statement, “Just two choices on the shelf, pleasing God or pleasing self.”  Those who choose to live their lives to please God will shine for Jesus Christ, and those who choose to please self will rust away and become ugly.  The following story illustrates this truth.

Two plowshares were made from the same pig iron. One was sold to a farmer who used it constantly. The other remained on the shelf of the hardware store, unsold until it was covered with rust. The farmer brought his worn-out share to get another like it. The rusty share was brought out, and there was its brother shining like a silver mirror. “How is it,” the rusty one asked, “that your life has been so wearing and yet has made you so beautiful? Once we were alike: I have grown ugly in spite of my easy life.” “That is it,” replied the shining share, “the beautiful life is the sacrificial life.”  Will you let the Lord use your life?

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