Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cheerful Holiness

This meditation by Charles Spurgeon (19 Jun 1834 – 31 Jan 1892) on Psalm 92: 4 is very penetrating and valuable for reflection in our phrenetic world:
"Let not your zeal evaporate in some little ebullition of song. Show your love in expressive tokens. Love the brethren of him who loved you. If there be a Mephibosheth anywhere who is lame or halt, help him for Jonathan's sake. If there be a poor tried believer, weep with him, and bear his cross for the sake of him who wept for thee and carried thy sins. Since thou art thus forgiven freely for Christ's sake, go and tell to others the joyful news of pardoning mercy. Be not contented with this unspeakable blessing for thyself alone, but publish abroad the story of the cross. Holy gladness and holy boldness will make you a good preacher, and all the world will be a pulpit for you to preach in. Cheerful holiness is the most forcible of sermons, but the Lord must give it you. Seek it this morning before you go into the world. When it is the Lord's work in which we rejoice, we need not be afraid of being too glad."

1 comment:

Santanu said...

Cheerful holiness, yes, that what we MUST seek. Not a long-faced holier than thou atitude. But a Cheerful Holiness. Wow..