Monday, June 1, 2015

All Delights Are to Be Denied for Christ

"Do not fear; trust your honors, your dignities, and riches with God. There was never anything lost in a self-denying way for Jesus Christ; nothing can make you more honorable than the ways of godliness, and nothing can cast more contempt and shame upon you than the ways of sin do. It is the basest servitude there is, both for yourselves and all your estates and honors to be under the power of your lusts. As you would account it a greater contempt and shame for you to be made to serve in the lowest and basest work that is than if an ordinary man should be forced to it, then surely it is more contemptible for you to be under the slavery of sin than for an ordinary man." 
~Jeremiah Burroughs from Moses' Self-Denial, p. 53

"By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter," (Heb. 11:24).