Tuesday, January 7, 2014

An Honest Question

As part of my daily devotional time, I read Morning & Evening by Charles Spurgeon.  I found the entry for this morning, January 7th, very thought-provoking:
"Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ?  Your business--are you doing it for Christ?  Is it not done for self-aggrandizement and for family advantage?  Do you ask, "Is that a mean reason?"  For the Christian it is.  He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery?  Many there are who carry out this principle in some measure; but who is there that dare say that he hath lived wholly for Christ as the apostle did?  Yet, this alone is the true life of a Christian--its source, its sustenance, its fashion, its end, all gathered up in one word--Christ Jesus."
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain," (Phil. 1:21).