The Forever Focus
Soul Snack 135/14 ... Charles Spurgeon entered glory on January 31st, 1892. He still sings beyond the grave, and preaches past his headstone. Enjoy this anecdote of his that our hearts may be as Spurgeon's was.
It is said of Thomas Pett the miser that his pulse rose and fell with his funds. He never lay down or rose that he did not bless the inventor of compound interest. His one gloomy apartment was never brightened with coal, candle or the countenance of a visitor, and he never ate a morsel at his own expense. Of course he made money for he gave himself wholly to it, and we ought not to forget the same single-mindedness and self-denial would make Christian's rich towards God.
What is wanted in the service of Christ is the same unity of purpose that has ruled all men who have won the object of their affection. He who makes God's glory the one and only aim before which all other things bow themselves, is the man to bring honor to his Lord.
... as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. (Philippians 1:20-24)
To seek God's glory now is in fact, to taste the joys of heaven upon earth. To seek God's glory now is in fact, to taste the joys of heaven upon earth. There are no eligibility restrictions as to who can savor heavenly pleasure, before heaven. You are included too, for God withholds no good things from those who belong to Him.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Pride is the first enemy of repentance.
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