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Jim Elliot – To Exhibit the Value of Knowing God

Jim Elliot – To Exhibit the Value of Knowing God
Born October 8th, 1927 in Portland, Oregon Died January 8th 1956 at “Palm Beach” in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Lord make my way prosperous, not that I achieve high station, but that my life may be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.
Such was the prayer of one twenty year old named Jim. As I read about the life of Jim Elliot I searched for a title for this biography which would be appropriate to describe the man I have observed. It would have been easy to select the Elliot quote for which he has become most famous: “He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Yet that seemed an encouragement to others rather than a description of what I saw in this man. What I did see was value in a life, the great value of knowing and loving the God of the Bible. The value of knowing God was indeed fully on display in the life of Jim Elliot. So I have entitled this biography “Jim Elliot – To Exhibit the Value of Knowing God.” So it is now my prayer that the fire of the value of knowing God would be stoked hot in our own lives. To this end let us now look at the life of a man who lived and died just over fifty years ago. To read the rest, the full paper can be found here: Jim Elliot – To Exhibit the Value of Knowing God ...