In sympathizing with others,
we should beware casting a reproach upon God,
insinuating that were we in control,
the burdens of others would be lighter, less harsh
and a greater application of expeditious mercy.
"Whenever we step back from identification with God's interest in others into sympathy with them, the vital connection with God has gone, we have put our sympathy, our consideration for them in the way, and this is a deliberate rebuke to God."1
1. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, p.124.
Topics: Poetry & Wisdom Literature