There's a story about an ancient queen who was searching for men to carry her litter as she traveled from place to place. Knowing that the job was about far more than the ability to hoist poles onto shoulders, the queen took prospective candidates to the edge of a cliff and asked only one question, "How close to this cliff's edge could you carry me?"
Some were so confident that they boldly replied, "Your majesty, I could get within six-inches of the cliff's edge." Others, however, were not so brash, stating that their royal charge was far too precious to even attempt flirting with the edge. As you can imagine, the wise queen chose men from the second group.
Today, Christians must understand that they carry a far more precious charge. They carry the charge to be like Christ and pursue holiness in a culture that mocks and misunderstands both. With that in mind, how can Christians spend any time thinking or discussing how close to the edge they can get with such precious things?
Christians are not to flirt with the line but rather protect the priceless treasure in their care. "The line has been drawn my friends. Now live above it."
In this soul-searching book:
- Experience what it means to live above the line
- Discover what Christ-likeness is really all about
- Understand the negative effects of compromise
- Be encouraged to leave a lasting legacy
- And so much more