Thursday, April 7, 2011

The poor have the Gospel preached to them

Though ye are common in rank, know ye not that the common people heard him gladly? Publicans and sinners pressed around him to hear him. Though ye are but commoners in your wealth, possessing little of this world’s goods, yet, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Common in your talents and in your gifts, yet he bids you come, for these things are hid from the wise and prudent. It is not for those who think themselves distinguished that he has especially laid down his life, but “the poor have the gospel preached to them,” and in their salvation he will be glorified.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "The Sin Offering for the Common People," delivered April 28, 1872. Image by jjjj56cp under Creative Commons License.

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