Monday, February 16, 2009
The cost of traveling on the broad road
Phocian paid for the poison which killed him: and the sinner pays dearly for the sin which proves his ruin. The worldling often taunts the Christian because he expends his money on his religion. The Christian may well reply to the sinner, “I wish that your taunt were more true, for I fear that I do not spend one-tenth so much in the service of God as you do in the service of your vices.” Very few except the most generous of Christians, could venture to say that they spend as much upon their God as profligates squander upon their lusts.
From a sermon entitled "Travelling Expenses On The Two Great Roads," delivered April 2, 1865. Image by mike138 under Creative Commons License.