Rocking-Horse Type of Spiritual Life

Vernon J. Charlesworthby Vernon J. Charlesworth

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!” 2 Peter 3:18

Once, entering the house of one of his congregation, Rowland Hill saw a child on a rocking-horse. “Dear me,” exclaimed the aged minister, “how astonishingly like some Christians–there is motion, but no progress!”

This rocking-horse type of spiritual life is still characteristic of too many Church members in the present day. “Grow in grace” is an exhortation but little regarded.

“As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” 1 Peter 2:2

by Vernon J. Charlesworth

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