Monday, September 27, 2010

Serve Him with Joy and Gladness

Jesus the infinite deigned to be an infant; he who sustains all things was laid upon a woman’s breast. There is no man more a man than Jesus, and yet in no respect is he other than equal with God. Let us then accept the rule of Jesus. This is the ladder that Jacob saw, the bottom of which rests on the earth, near to you — your feeble feet may reach it; but the top doth reach to heaven, and now between earth and heaven, between man and God, there is a ladder that never can be broken, by which sinners may ascend to the glory of God. O love him, then; with all your hearts cherish the name and honor of the incarnate God, Immanuel. Because he is so unspeakably glorious and gracious, serve him with joy and gladness.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Negociations Of Peace," delivered September 18, 1870. Image by under Creative Commons License.

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