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The ones closest to us

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

If the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls —Exodus 12:4

If the household be too little for the lamb. . . . What does all this mean for us as redeemed men and women? Surely, this-that we have no right to claim the purchase of the Savior’s blood for ourselves alone, and that we are guilty of selfishness, dishonesty and base in gratitude if we can be content to be saved without having done everything in our power to give our fellow men an equal opportunity of eternal life. Have we understood this? Have we lived it?

But who is the neighbor with whom we are to share God’s Lamb? He is spoken of here as the one that is next to us, the one in closest contact with us. Surely, that means that God brings people into touch with us in order that we may be stewards of His grace to them. The people in our families, the fellow traveler, friends in our social circles and people with whom we work-these are the neighbors to whom we owe a spiritual responsibility. Have we met it according to our utmost ability?

by A.B. Simpson

You will share the triumph of His glory!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

What enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart–is experienced by that man who has learned to feed on Jesus, and on Jesus alone! Yet the realization that we have of Christ’s preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at the best. We have but tasted “that the Lord is gracious.” We do not yet know how good and gracious He is–although what we know of His sweetness, makes us long for more.

We are but beginners now in spiritual education. For although we have learned the first letters of the alphabet, we cannot read words yet, much less can we put sentences together. As one says, “He who has been in Heaven but five minutes, knows more than all the theologians on earth put together.”

We have many ungratified desires at present, but soon every wish will be satisfied–and all our powers shall find the sweetest employment in that world of eternal joy.

Oh, Christian, within a very little time you will be rid of all your trials and your troubles! Your eyes now suffused with tears, will weep no longer. You will gaze in ineffable rapture upon the splendor of Him who sits upon His glorious throne. “Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory!” John 17:24

Even more, you yourself will sit with Him upon His throne! “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne!” Revelation 3:21

You will share the triumph of His glory! His crown, His joy, His paradise–these will be yours, and you will be co-heir with Him who is the heir of all things! “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ!” Romans 8:17

by Charles Spurgeon