Monday, July 11, 2011

Nothing worth envying

A soul that gets what God gives him has quite as much as he can hold, and as much as he can want. He has got a portion that might well excite envy. If the world did but know how happy and blessed Christians are, they would count them up in the royal family, and they would envy them beyond all others. There is nothing in the worldling’s estate to envy. The more he has the worse it will be for him to leave it. His fine gardens and lawns and parks will make it hard to die. The greater his earthly honor the worse will be his eternal dishonor. It must be to him a horrible thing to have had a high soar, and then to have all the greater fall because of it.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Good Cause For Great Zeal." Image by Zach Dischner on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

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