“A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,”
and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man. Proverbs 24:33-34
“Your danger and mine is not that we become criminals, but rather that we become respectable, decent, commonplace, mediocre Christians. The twentieth-century temptations that really sap our spiritual power are the television, banana cream pie, the easy chair and the credit card. The Christian wins or loses in those seemingly innocent little moments of decision. Lord, make my life a miracle!”
Raymond C. Ortlund, Lord, Make My Life A Miracle (Glendale, 1974), page 151.
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