Tag: Bible

The Worldling’s Bible!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16

The worldling’s Bible is the Christian. He never reads the Book–but he reads the disciple of Christ, and he judges the Christian religion by the lives of its professors!

The world does not read the Bible–the world reads Christians!

“For it is God’s will that by doing good, you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men!” 1 Peter 2:15

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2

by Charles Spurgeon

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Don’t Re-write Bible Verses!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1

It is not hard to praise the Lord at some times. There are days when all is bright. There is no sickness in our house. No recent sorrow has left our heart sad. It is easy then, to praise the Lord.

But there are other times when things are different. Business is not prosperous–or health is broken. We begin to say this verse–but we cannot get through it: “I will praise the Lord at . . . “

We cannot bless the Lord for the broken health–or for the empty chair. Yet there the words stand. We cannot make them read: “I will praise the Lord at some times; His praise will be on my lips on certain days–days when the sun shines.”

It is not our business to re-write Bible verses–but it is our business rather to bring our lives up to the standard of the inspired words. So we must learn to say the verse just as it is written.

We must learn to bless the Lord on the dark days–as well as the bright days.

We must learn to praise God in pain–as well as in pleasure.

Have we learned this lesson?

by J.R. Miller