Virtuous Legacy

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A Virtuous Legacy
By Dr. Frank M. Hasel My grandfather, Franz Hasel, was an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister in Germany. Against his will, he was drafted into the army during World War II. Because my grandfather wanted to honor God’s commandments, including “thou shalt not kill,” he requested to serve in the medical corps and refused to use a weapon. But his request was not granted. Instead, he was placed into another unit as a unit clerk on the front lines. However, he took his conviction not to kill so seriously that he carried a wooden gun in his holster for the duration of the war. Although he thought he might die many times, God miraculously protected my grandfather time and time again. His inspiring story can be read in the book A Thousand Shall Fall.My grandfather often told us a story that is not included in A Thousand Shall Fall. While serving in Russia, far from home, his unit was assigned to search through the houses of every village that the Germans had captured on their advance into Russia. They were ordered to search for resistance fighters, who would hide inside homes and attack the advancing German troops. They were told to immediately and indiscriminately shoot every person they found hiding. One day, as my grandfather was carefully searching a house, he had a feeling that something was unusual. When he entered a particular room, he found it empty, but still had an impression that something was suspicious. When he looked under the bed, he saw a young man staring right at him …Click Here to Read the Rest of This DevotionalFull Devotional & All Prayer Requests for This WeekSpanish, French, Portuguese and Other LanguagesShareTweetForwardFeatured Book of the WeekLiving For God
by Frank M. HaselDeep down inside, do you know what you most desire? As human beings, we often get confused about the things we crave. But whether we realize it or not, we deeply crave the joy of Christian virtue. Created in God’s image, we were designed to love like He does. This is the goal of virtuous living. Living for God explores the beauty of simple biblical virtues, such as gratitude, courage, patience, humility, contentment, and more. It contains true stories and practical tips to help you apply these virtues to your life and relationships. Additional Reading: “Christian Help Work” by Ellen G. WhiteJoin the World Church for a special weekend to launch the I Will Go 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. For more information click here.Biblical resources to grow your spiritual life.
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