Quotes (885)

The world does not object to your being a Christian for a time, if she can but tempt you to cease your pilgrimage and settle down to buy and sell with her in Vanity Fair. The flesh will seek to ensnare you, and to prevent your pressing on to glory. “It is weary work being a pilgrim; come, give it up. Am I always to be mortified? Am I never to be indulged? Give me at least a furlough from this constant warfare.” Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the mark for all his arrows. He will strive to hinder you in service: he will insinuate that you are doing no good; and that you want rest. He will endeavor to make you weary of suffering, he will whisper, “Curse God, and die.” Or he will attack your steadfastness: “What is the good of being so zealous? Be quiet like the rest; sleep as do others, and let your lamp go out as the other virgins do.” Or he will assail your doctrinal sentiments: “Why do you hold to these denominational creeds? Sensible men are getting more liberal; they are removing the old landmarks: fall in with the times.” Wear your shield, Christian, therefore, close upon your armor, and cry mightily unto God, that by his Spirit you may endure to the end.

– C. H. Spurgeon

1834 – 1892

One thought on “Quotes (885)

  1. Thanks for this, Pilgrim. This quote speaks volumes: of Satan’s common tactics, of the way of the world, of the way of the flesh. We actually had a wannabe “christian” say to us recently: “Don’t you ever get tired of being good? Don’t you ever just take a break (from being so Christian)”? Something the unregenerate cannot fathom is the regenerated mind and heart, which is in communion with the Holy Spirit, which they do not have. It is completely foreign to them. But our flesh is also ever wanting to re-emerge, ever wanting to get it’s way, ever wanting to have just a flicker of life again. Hence the need for always being sober minded and continually in the Word.

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