Dr. Robert Lamont, a Presbyterian pastor who felt incredibly blessed by God, once
observed, “When I was a schoolboy, we would occasionally see a turtle on
a fence post, and when we did, we knew someone had put him there. He didn’t get
there by himself. That is how I see my own life. I’m a turtle on a fence post.”

Chuck Swindoll points out, “The Bible is chock-full of turtles: one person
after another who knew that his or her position of power, authority, or promotion
was given by Another. . . . The next time we are tempted to think we’re self-appointed
fence-post sitters, I recommend the prophet’s counsel: ‘Listen to me, you who
pursue righteousness, who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were
hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug’ (Isa. 51:1).”

 – Dallas Seminary
Daily Devotional
, 11/19/03


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