“Will you let Jesus take the heroic right out of you? Will you let Him make you see yourself as He sees you until for one moment you stand before the Cross and say, ‘Nothing in my hands I bring”? How many of us are there to-day? Talk about getting people to hear that, they won’t have it! Jesus says they won’t. No crowd on earth will ever listen to that, and if under some pretence you get them and preach the Cross of Christ they will turn with a snubbing offence from the whole thing as they did in our Lord’s day (John vi. 60, 66).
The abominable ‘show business’ is creeping into the very ranks of the saved and sanctified–‘We must get the crowds.’ We must not! We must keep true to the Cross! Let folks come and go as they will, let movements come and go, let ourselves be swept along or not, the one main thing is–true to the yoke of Christ, His Cross.”
And what would he say to the church today? So much farther down the road taken by the culture, he would shake his head in sorrow and then remind himself that Christ alone is his strength and savior. Regarding the “heroic” comment – we were reminded last fall, by Paul Washer, that there are no “great men of God” – only sinful men greatly used by a Great God.
“We must keep true to the cross”…Amen. May the Lord empower us and continually remind us to do just that.