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DON'T CHANGE ME


Elie Wiesel, the eloquent Jewish author, once told this story: “A just man comes to Sodom hoping to save the city. He pickets. What else can he do? He goes from street to street, from marketplace to marketplace, shouting, ‘Men and women, repent. What you are doing is wrong. It will kill you; it will destroy you.’

They laugh, but he goes on shouting, until one day a child stops him. ‘Poor stranger, don’t you see it’s useless?’

‘Yes,’ the just man replies.

‘Then why do you go on?’ the child asks.

‘In the beginning,’ he says, ‘I was convinced that I would change them. Now I go on shouting because I don’t want them to change me.’"


If you don’t take charge of your life, someone else will. Build purpose into your life or someone else will do it for you. The book of Ephesians instructs us to to grow in our spiritual lives, for, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” .


SOURCE: Rodney Buchanan in "Starting the New Year Right." http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon.asp?SermonID=42344. Edited by SermonCentral staff. Citation: Ephesians 4:11-14.

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