Shallow and Profound

Photo: ©2014 Suzy Sainovski/World Vision

Photo: ©2014 Suzy Sainovski/World Vision

A reflection from the classic devotional “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers:*

“…Beware of posing as a profound person; God became a Baby.

To be shallow is not a sign of being wicked, nor is shallowness a sign that there are no deeps: the ocean has a shore. The shallow amenities of life, eating and drinking, walking and talking, are all ordained by God. These are the things in which Our Lord lived. He lived in them as the Son of God, and He said that ‘the disciple is not above his Master.’

Our safeguard is in the shallow things. We have to live the surface common-sense life in a common-sense way; when the deeper things come, God gives them to us apart from the shallow concerns…”

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