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Vision

Isaiah 40:28-31

28 Do you not know? 
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

You meet so many small men! Not small in stature– but men who think little, talk little, plan little.  Like Eagles staked to the ground, there’s no soar to them.  Ceiling is zero– and their horizons are pulled in to the hub.

Not that these men are selfish (some of course are). But its just that they’re preoccupied most of the time with their own little bailiwick. They don’t allow their minds to stretch and breathe. They don’t think– they just rearrange their prejudices.

These little men are indifferent to problems other than their own. The have no concern for those thins which do not hold a personal reference. They refused to be bothered!

The times demand big men.  Not men who are big shots (they are useless), but men who are big in heart and mind.  Great men!  Large-souled men!

Men with vision– whose feet are on the ground but whose eyes are on the are horizon.  Men whose hearts God has touched. Men committed– dedicated to God and his holy, high purposes! Men of integrity!

-Richard Halverson



“There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every
one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which
hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are
guilty themselves.”

“The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue
opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. …it was
through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every
other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.”

“Greed will certainly make a man want money, for the sake of a better
house, better holidays, better things to eat and drink. But only up to
a point. What is it that makes a man with $10,000 a year anxious to
get $20,000 a year? It is not the greed for more pleasure. $10,000
will give all the luxuries that any man can really enjoy. It is Pride—
the wish to be richer than some other rich man, and (still more) the
wish for power. For, of course, power is what Pride really enjoys:
there is nothing make a man feel so superior to others as being able
to move them about like toy soldiers.

“…Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and
every family since the world began. Other vices may sometimes bring
people together: you may find good fellowship and jokes and
friendliness among drunken people or unchaste people. But pride always
means enmity—it is enmity. And not only enmity between man and man,
but enmity to God.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Chapter 8