Tag: Fools

The consent of fools!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Any kind of fad which rules the hour, draws a mad crowd after it. No matter how absurd or ridiculous the mania, the worshipers of fashion cry: “These are your gods!” Yes, Satan is marvelously well obeyed by his servants!

Yet many of you church people look around on society–to follow its customs and fashions. You watch the general current–and then float upon it. You study the popular breeze–and shift your sails to suit it. You ask: “Is it fashionable?” If it is fashionable, then you must do it.

Fashion is the law of multitudes–but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools! To follow the fashions and customs of the times, is to be an enemy of God.

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world, becomes an enemy of God!” James 4:4

by Charles Spurgeon

You Fools – When Will You Be Wise?

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

The Scripture stigmatizes the lost sinner as a fool. He may be rich, he may be learned, he may fill an honorable station in the world–but so long as he neglects the one thing needful–he is called a fool.

Wisdom consists in fixing upon a worthy end–and pursuing it in the most prudent and judicious way. A wise man . . . thinks of his immortal soul–and seeks its salvation above everything else, thinks of the wrath of God–and endeavors by all means to escape it, thinks of a crown of glory–and sets his heart upon obtaining it, sees that glorifying God is his highest honor, and secures his greatest happiness–and therefore he makes that the grand end of his life.