Friday, April 11, 2014

A Voice from the Past - Spurgeon

If a man means to hang himself, he is sure to find a piece of rope somewhere; and when a man means to live in sin, he can find an argument for it even in the infinite mercy of God; but we must not stop our preaching because of that.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-1892, Sermon 2446: "God, and Not Man," What Does It Mean?, X, Evening 3/17/1889, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit

Is this the correct attitude toward God's mercy? How should it affect our response to people?


  1. My favorite verse for myself:

    He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

    I pray that tax collector's prayer a lot.