For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

May Christ Be Great, Not Us!

Spurgeon wrote:
Young person, seeking great things for yourself, Christ counsels, "Do not seek them."  I remember that as a young man I was ambitious.  I was seeking to go to college, to leave my congregation in the wilderness that I might become something great.  As I was out walking, this text came with power to my heart, "Do you seek great things for yourself?  Do not seek them" (Jer. 45:5).  "Lord," I said, "I will follow Your counsel and not my own plans."  I have never had cause to regret that decision.  Always take the Lord for your guide, and you will never be wrong.
Charles Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters, Ed. Roy Clarke (Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 1999), 361. 

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