Tag: Piety

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

Counterfeit Piety—Is Double Iniquity!

Thomas Watson 90x115by Thomas Watson

"Surely, You desire truth in the inward part." Psalm 51:6

Be sincere! Be what you seem to be! Do not be like rowers in a boat, who look one way–and row another way. Do not look heaven-ward by your profession–and row hell-ward by your life! Do not pretend to love God–and yet really love sin.

Counterfeit piety–is double iniquity!
Let your hearts be sincere and upright with God.

The plainer the diamond is–the richer it is. Just so, the more plain and sincere the heart is–the more does God value His jewel.