Day: April 22, 2018

We must trace His bloody footsteps!

John Newtonby John Newton

Letters of John Newton

“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you–leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.” 1 Peter 2:21

The Christian life is a warfare–and you must not expect an exemption from the battle.

The Captain of our salvation trod a thorny path Himself–and we must trace His bloody footsteps, and not think to walk to Heaven upon a soft carpet. If we could–then what need would we have of shoes of iron and brass?

Those who are now reaping in joy–sowed in tears when they were here. And why should not we? The way to Heaven is through many trials and sorrows. If we did not meet with such things–we might justly suspect that we had mistaken the road!

“For the Lord disciplines the one He loves–and chastises every son whom He receives.” Hebrews 12:6

by John Newton