Monday, November 12

Concern for the Lost

Herein is the folly of so many Christians, that, being wrapped up in the interest of their own salvation, and taken up with their own doubts and fears, they feel little care and they take little trouble for others. They never seem to empty themselves out into the world that is around them, and never seem to get into a world bigger than the homestead in which they live. But when a man begins to think about others, to care for others, to value the souls of others, then his thoughts of God get larger, then his consolations grow greater, and his spirit becomes more Godlike. A selfish Christianity, what shall I call it but an unchristian Christianity, a solecism in terms, a contradiction in its very essence: You do not find the men who are anxious after others so often troubled as those who give no thought except to themselves. Mr. Whitefield, in his diary, tells of his times of depression, but they are comparatively few; and when he is going from one; “pulpit-throne,” as he calls it, to another, and is preaching all day long, and is hearing the sobs and vies of sinners, and perhaps bearing the hootings and peltings of a mob; sitting down, as soon as he has done preaching in public, to finish up his letters, or to devote an hour to prayer, why, he has not time enough to get to desponding; he cannot afford space enough to be doubting his own interest in Christ. He is so engaged in his Master’s service, and has so much of the blessing of God upon it, that he goes right on without needing to stop Christian, may you get into the same delightful state, warm with love to Christ, fervent with zeal for the spread of his kingdom!

Spurgeon at his Best! Excerpt from "Spurgeon Gold".

I'll be back later today with some personal insight and encouragement!

Won, Les!

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