June 22, 1878

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charles hodge

Did you know that 100 years ago today, there was a funeral in Princeton, New Jersey, for a man who had impacted the lives of so many people that the entire town closed down for the day to honor him?

I wouldn’t have known about him if I hadn’t read about him in my devotional this morning.

Charles Hodge was a theologian and professor, and his impact on the lives of his students and community was life-changing.

Most of his students became ministers or missionaries, and the people who knew said his “chief power was in his goodness.”

The end of my devotion said this,

“Think of the people who are in your daily sphere of influence – your children, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. 

Whom do you believe God has give to you in whom you can invest your life?”

(From The One Year Christian History Devotional)

It closed with this verse,

You have heard me teach many things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. 

Teach these great truths to trustworthy people who are able to pass them on to others. 

II Timothy 2:2

This morning, I am praying that each of you can become a “Charles Hodge” in your community.

Our world needs Christians who are willing to study His Word and then share it with those around them.

Praying for you today as always,

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