Quote by Jim Elliot: “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep ...”
He Is No Fool
Jim Elliot’s Journal Entry with “He is No Fool…” Quote
October 28, marks a special day in Christian history. Not because any revolutionary nailed a paradigm-shifting document to a door, not because a famous evangelist was birthed, but rather because a young man with a deep affection for God scribbled some simple words that are now some of the most often quoted Christian words not found in the Holy Scriptures. Elliot was not well known during his life. This journal looks like any journal that I keep. This image powerfully demonstrates that God can use ordinary people to impact the world in an extraordinary way. His journal reflects a deep meditation on Scripture and the things of God…. A deep affection for Christ should be our great source of motivation in ministry.
By David J. Stewart March Updated October My friend, you cannot keep anything materialistic in this world. That big home that you pour your life's earnings into will be left to someone else when you die. That nice car that you buy will become a bucket of rust in a few decades, if not sooner. Your clothes, no matter how expensive or nice, will wear old and have holes in them over time. Your shoes, no matter how expensive, will wear old with holes in the sole.
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On Tuesday, January 3, , Jim Elliot and four other missionaries landed on a small strip of land in the jungles of Ecuador. For years they had been dreaming of and planning for this moment. Their hearts were set on reaching the Auca Indians with the good news of Jesus. The Aucas were a notoriously dangerous tribe. No one had reached them before. Some had exchanged gifts, but always the Aucas had attacked them. For three months the missionaries had been regularly flying over the area, dropping gifts and shouting greetings.
Jim Elliot, a modern martyr, gained international recognition when he died with four others at the hands of Auca Indians. His story and memoirs have become a source of missionary inspiration through the writing and speaking of his wife, Elisabeth. Born of Scottish ancestry in Portland, Oregon to a farmer-evangelist family, Jim became a Christian at the tender age of six after a church meeting one night. Faith afterwards became an integral part of his everyday life. After high school he enrolled in Wheaton College in , five years junior to Billy Graham. He first met his future wife there, much like Mr. Graham did Ruth Bell.