Sunday Meditation – You Who Are Unholy

Sunday Meditation – You Who Are Unholy

“Whatever you are, do seek to be holy. And if you will not be holy, if you have a mind to keep your sins, do us the favour to lay down your profession. If you will have your sins, and go to hell, you can do it so much better outside the church than you can inside. I cannot see why you must needs do Christ the double ill-turn to be his enemy, and yet profess to be his friend. Get out of the church, ye that are hypocrites! What profit can ye get? There are no loaves and fishes that I know of to be had here. If you want them, there are some places where you can have them in abundance. There is no particular honor that I know of in being associated with this church; we are generally held in little enough esteem by the world. Why should you come unless you intend to be true followers of the Crucified? Why, why, deacon, if thou lovest the world, dost thou pretend to love the church? Judas, Judas, go sell somebody else; what need to sell Christ, and to be a son of perdition? O you who are unholy, you who cheat in business, you who can lie in your daily lives, there is scope enough for you outside of God’s Church.”

Charles Spurgeon

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The Dignity of a Christian

The Dignity of a Christian

“How unspeakably great is the dignity of a Christian, if we look at it in the light of these blessings! Before we understood it, how we thirsted after it! We thought, when under conviction of sin, could we dare he to be among God’s people, it would be enough joy for us if we never had an earthly joy besides. I am afraid that, since their blessings have become ours, we have not prized them as we should; perhaps, for this cause we are sometimes brought into the prison-house of doubt, and our faith faileth us. Just as we do not know the value of health till we are sick, so some of these blessed privileges are not valued by us until we have to walk in the dark, and sigh and cry after unbroken fellowship amidst intermittent snatches of sweet assurance. The Lord gives his people to know the value of these heavenly realities that, in an abiding see of their calling and their standing, they may act in a way that is worthy of such great dignities!”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – The Precious Blood of Jesus

Sunday Meditation – The Precious Blood of Jesus

“Being saved by the precious blood of Jesus, he cries, ‘Father, I bless thee that I am saved, I thank thee that my sins are washed away.’ This is true worship. Whether a man sings in the assembly, or sings alone; whether he prays aloud, or prays in silence, if he feels gratitude to God for pardon received, he offers the true worship. The whole of the Christian’s life, consisting as it must do of dealings with the invisible God through Jesus Christ by his heart, is a life of worship, and when at last he comes to die, you perceive that his worship will not cease with death, because it has always been spiritual, and did not depend upon the body. So that while the outward man faileth him, the inward spiritual man grows more strong in devotion than ever it was before; and when at last the spirit leaves its earthly tenement, and is disembodied, it has still a song for God, and throughout eternity its spiritual worship can continue; which worship must have been suspended if it had been connected with the body, and not with the immortal part of man.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Thou Art Forgiven

Sunday Meditation – Thou Art Forgiven

“Remember thy sin for a moment. Darest thou remember it? Hast thou remembered it? Then forget it, for God hast blotted it out. He has cast all thy sins behind his back. The depths have covered them; there is no one of them left. They sank like lead in the mighty waves of oblivion; and they shall never arise to condemn thee. Thou art forgiven. Perhaps thou wast a drunkard, a swearer, disobedient to parents, or unchaste; but whatever thy sin, the blood of Jesus has cleansed thee, and thou art whiter than the snow; and he has covered thee with the robe of his perfect righteousness, and thou art ‘accepted in the Beloved.’ Art thou not a man greatly beloved? I remember one who came creeping to the Savior’s feet, it was myself, black as night, condemned in my own conscience, and expecting to be driven to the place where hope could never come. I came to Christ wearing the weeds of mourning; but, in a moment, when I looked to Jesus, he put on me the garments of salvation. He took away my sin, and place a fair crown upon my head, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Blessed be his name!”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Under Another Master

Sunday Meditation – Under Another Master

“Once you loved sin; you could not have enough of it. Is it so now? Do you still delight in evil? For if you do, the love of God is not in you. Can you still put forth your hand to iniquity as you once did? Then do not pretend that Christ has done anything for you. If you are a believer, your sin may not be absolutely dead, but it is shut up for dead: it is fast held in the condemned cell. It may still breathe, but it is crucified with Christ. How it tugs to get its hands loose from the nails! How it struggles to get its feet down from the tree! But it cannot, for He that nailed it there knew how to drive nails, and how to fasten the offender to the tree. Do you begin to grow weary of iniquity? Is it distasteful and unpleasant to you? And when looking over the day you perceive where you have spoken unadvisedly or acted hastily, or in any other way soiled your character, do you feel as if you would fain wash out every spot with tears? If it be so, Christ has begun with you: He has come to shut up your sin, and to end its reign: it shall no more have dominion over you. It may be in you, but it shall not be on the throne: it may threaten you, but it shall not command you: it may grieve you, but it shall not destroy you. You are under another Master: you serve the Lord Christ.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Life Within You

Sunday Meditation – Life Within You

“If you believe in Christ, there is a life within you, like the life of God, which will never die; a life within you which will bring you to stand before the glorious throne of Christ, ‘without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.’ Do not, therefore, ever give up hope. Do not be staggered by what you may have to suffer here. In the midst of all the agony of the way, stay your heart upon God, and upon the gift he hath given you. ‘Lay hold on eternal life.’ If between here and heaven you could be burned as a martyr every day, it would be worth your while to bear it, laying hold on eternal life.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – His Infinite Fullness

Sunday Meditation – His Infinite Fullness

“A brother once remarked in prayer that none of us would let our spouse ask again and again for any good thing and refuse her; if it were in our power to give her anything under heaven we would feel it our greatest delight to do so; and shall the bride, the Lamb’s wife, find her husband less kind than we poor evil mortals are to our wives? No. If Christ’s church pleads with her own Husband, she cannot be refused. Depend upon it, her royal Husband will give her according to his infinite fullness.”

Charles Spurgeon