Tag: Patient

A saint abroad, and a devil at home!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad, and a devil at home! There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at church, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do! Every genuine believer should say and mean it: “I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with blameless heart.” Psalm 101:2

It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness.

What sort of a man is he?” said one to¬†George Whitefield, and Whitefield answered, “I cannot say, for I have never lived with him.”

The best way to test what a man really is, is to live with him.

“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

The Impossible People You Need

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I know of ministers whose basic attitude is, I could have a very successful ministry. if I just didn’t have to deal with people. In the same way, you might be saying, I want to be loving, forgiving, and patient, but its impossible with the people I have to deal with. It would be a lot easier to be godly if we didn’t have to deal with people. But how could you be loving if you didn’t have people to love, or forgiving if you didn’t have people to forgive? The only type of people you can forgive are those who’ve sinned against you. How can you be patient if you don’t have people to be patient with? The only type of people to be patient with are those who are hard to be patient with. People come with baggage, but that’s the side issue. After God, people are the main issue, and your job is to love them. Set your heart on loving those impossible to love people in your life. Because there’s no way you’re going to be successful in the Lord, your ministry, or your calling – without people.

TODAY’S MISSION – Today, set your heart on loving those difficult people that God has placed in your life, and loving the rest more than you have.

by Jonathan Cahn