Saturday, May 5, 2012

On Our Knees

"Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach."
Acts 5:21

H. A. Ironside told of a godly man named Andrew Frazer, who had come to southern California to recover from a serious illness. Though this Irishman was quite weak, he opened his worn Bible and began expounding the truths of God’s Word in a way that Ironside had never heard before. So moved by Frazer’s words was Ironside, that his curiosity drove him to ask, “Where did you learn these things? Did you learn them in some college or seminary?” The sickly man said, “My dear young man, I learned these things on my knees on the mud floor of a little sod cottage in the north of Ireland. There, with my open Bible before me, I used to kneel for hours at a time and ask the Spirit of God to reveal Christ to my soul and to open the Word to my heart. He taught me more on my knees on that mud floor than I ever could have learned in all the seminaries or colleges in the world.” The Holy Spirit filled the apostles and gave them the knowledge and ability to teach in the temple. He is able to do the same today. Not everyone can attend a theology class or go to seminary, but everyone can open the word of God and humbly ask Him to teach them. Like Andrew Frazer, we can learn on our knees.


  1. "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:2-4 My father recited these verses often while he was ill and I thought how can you count it all joy. I finally understood while facing my own illness. When you are in a trial, you are on your knees and relying completely on God. There is a tighter bond than ever before.

    1. You are a fine example of a wholly devoted follower of Christ, Sue. God bless you.

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