Christians need to revive the spirit of consecration that characterized Sam Davis, that Confederate spy, who was executed at Pulaski, Tenn.
He was captured by the Union Army & found to possess some papers of great value to the Union Army. The officers knew that it was impossible that he was the one responsible for his having those papers.
After he had been court-martialed & blindfolded before the firing squad the officer in charge said, "If you will give us the name of the man who furnished you this information, you may go free," to which Sam Davis replied, "If I had a thousand lives I would give them all before I would betray a friend."
Are you a friend of Jesus?
- Florida Baptist Witness.(moreillustrations.com)
Js 4:4 (CEV): “You people aren’t faithful to God! Don’t you know that if you love the world, you are God’s enemies? And if you decide to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.”
Js 2:23 (CEV): This is what the Scriptures mean by saying, “Abraham had faith in God, and God was pleased with him.” That’s how Abraham became God’s friend.