Charles Spurgeon

“We have too many “celebrities” and not enough servants—“nine-day wonders” that may flash across the scene for a time and then disappear. Before God works through us, he works in us, because the work that we do is the outgrowth of the life that we live.”
― Warren W. Wiersbe, 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

His Love, His Gift, His Son

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Of all the stars in the sky, the pole star is the most useful to the mariner. This text is a pole star, guiding souls to salvation.

Several words in it shine with peculiar brilliance. Here we have God’s love, with a “so” to it, which marks its measureless greatness. Then we have God’s gift in all its freeness and greatness. This also is God’s Son, that unique and priceless gift of love that could never fully show itself till heaven’s Only-begotten had been sent to live and die for men.

Then there is the simple requirement of believing, which graciously points to a way of salvation. This is backed by a wide description, “whoever believes in Him.” Then come the great promise, that believers in Jesus shall not perish, but have everlasting life. This is cheering to all. We believe in the Lord Jesus, and we have eternal life.

faith’s checkbook, July 6

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3 KJV

“Griffith Thomas’s advice to young preachers was: “Think yourself empty, read yourself full, write yourself clear, pray yourself keen—then enter the pulpit and let yourself go!”

― Warren W. Wiersbe, 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

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