Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What Are We Like at Home?

The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad--and a devil at home! There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at a prayer meeting, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do! Every genuine believer should say, and mean it, 'I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.' It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness!

'What sort of a man is he?' said one to George Whitefield; and Whitefield answered, 'I cannot say, for I never lived with him.' That is the way to test a man--to live with him.

(Charles Spurgeon, sermon #2362)



At Thursday, October 19, 2006 5:58:00 AM, Blogger Bek said...

i really like this - i believe we only have the authority/power externally that we have already cultivated internally. integrity. purity. i want to be all about that. and to see that more around me in believers!

At Thursday, January 06, 2011 10:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally believe this. I am a 58 year old wife, mother and grandmother, married for 38 yrs.
If families, and especially their
heads of, would trust in Christ with his GRACE for ALL their needs.
We must ask Christ to show you other people as HE sees them, as he has compassion for them as sinners, realizing we are all flawed. And when he begins to work in our spirit with his Spirit we will begin to re-consider our motives and treat others with more compassion, love, fairness, and equity. We will know that HE is the one looking out for our own needs, and we do not have to fight for them, we can trust he will give us what we need. And he wants us to come to him and ask him for those things. And it DOES begin at home. Those we spend the most time with and are closest to are many times the most difficult to love (in actions).


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