BY CHARLES WOODRUFF
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die , but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
“It was the belief in the accountability of man to his maker that made America a great nation.
Among those earlier leaders was Daniel Webster whose blazing eyes and fiery oratory often held
the Senate spellbound. In those days the Congress was composed of strong, noble statesmen who
carried the weight of the nation in their hearts and minds."
“Someone asked: ‘Mr. Webster, what do you consider the most serious thought that has ever
entered your mind?’ ‘The most solemn thought that has ever entered my mind is my
accountability to my maker,’ he replied.”
“Men like that cannot be corrupted and bought. They do not have to worry if someone listens to
their telephone calls. What they were in character and in deportment resulted from their belief
that they would finally be accountable to God.”
"Lord, help me to live my life today in such a way that, should You call me tonight to stand
before You and give account, I would have nothing of which I would need to be ashamed.
Amen.” ( from A.W. Tozer, Echoes from Eden, page 130; Christian Publications, 1981).
Oh, how we need men and women today with the godly character and courage of A.W. Tozer
and Daniel Webster. Men like Spurgeon and Ryle and M’Cheyne. Women like Amy Carmichael,
and Susanna Wesley and Fanny Crosby. Oh God, please send us revival!
“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation” (Psalm 85:6,7).
“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy” (Habakkuk 3:2).