Tag: Holiness

How does it fare with your family?

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Treasury of David

“I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with a blameless heart.” Psalm 101:2

Piety must begin at home. Our first duties are those within our own abode. We must have a blameless heart at home, or we cannot keep a blameless way abroad. Notice that these words are a part of a song. There is no music like the harmony of a gracious life, no psalm so sweet as the daily practice of holiness.

Reader, how does it fare with your family? Do you sing in the choir, and sin in the chamber? Are you a saint abroad, and a devil at home? For shame!

What we are at home, that we are indeed!

He cannot be a true saint whose habitation is a scene of strife, and whose household dreads his appearance at the fireside.

by Charles Spurgeon

The German Dichotomy

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Before WWII, much of German culture, politics, and religious life held an underlying belief that there were two spheres of life – the religious and the secular. And that each sphere did not affect the other one. Holiness was something that related entirely to the spiritual realm – and not the realm of this world. Faith had to do with religion and not the rest of life – certainly not the political realm. The result of all this was when Hitler rose to power, much of the church just gave in or didn’t see that it was its job to oppose him.

We often do the same thing with our lives – we keep the two realms separate – there’s the realm of our faith – and then there’s the realm of real life. But the Bible never speaks of a religious realm and a secular realm. For if the Lord is not Lord of all – then He’s not Lord at all. So don’t let there be any such wall of separation. There is no religious or secular realm of your life. For the Lord your God is Lord of all.

Today’s Mission – What is it in your life that has not been touched and transformed by the power of God? Start breaking down that wall today and let the power of God have its way.

by Jonathan Cahn