Sunday Meditation – Throwing Away Our Life

“I can easily see why the folks at home want to eliminate Hell from their theology, preaching and thought. Hell is indeed awful unless its preaching is joined to a life laid down by the preacher. How can a man believe in Hell unless he throws away his life to rescue others from its torment? If there is no Hell, the Bible is a lie. If we are not willing to go to Hell on earth for others, we cannot preach it.”

“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.”

“I am getting desperately afraid of going to heaven for I have had the vision of the shame I shall suffer as I get my first glimpse of the Lord Jesus; His majesty, power and marvellous love for me, who treated Him so meanly and shabbily on earth, and acted as though I did Him a favour in serving Him! No wonder God shall have to wipe away the tears off all faces, for we shall be broken-hearted when we see the depth of His love and the shallowness of ours.”

“We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism. . . . To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don’t hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!”

“I cannot tell you what joy it gave me to bring the first soul to the Lord Jesus Christ. I have tasted almost all the pleasures that this world can give . . . but those pleasures were as nothing compared to the joy that the saving of that one soul gave me.”

“Funds are low again, hallelujah! That means God trusts us and is willing to leave His reputation in our hands.”

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

“Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a missionary.”

“Don’t go into the study to prepare a sermon – that’s nonsense. Go into your study to God and get so fiery that your tongue is like a burning coal and you have got to speak.”

“Only one life: will soon be past.  Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”

“How could I spend the best years of my life in living for the honours of this world, when thousands of souls are perishing every day?”

C. T. Studd

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