Jan 10 2015

Beware of Little Sins

Rebekyah Brewer

“It is easier to keep the enemy out than it is to expel him after he has gained entrance.” – Author Unknown

Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon entitled  Little Sins on April 17, 1859.   It’s a warning about the danger of little sins in our lives. How we have a tendency to let them slide past us since they are so small and slight that they seem harmless. Such a little thing! Why make such a big fuss over such a little lie, a little taste, a little look. It is harmless…

Spurgeon reminds us that “the  best of men have always been afraid of little sins. The holy martyrs of God have been ready to endure the most terrible torments rather than step so much as one inch aside form the road of truth and righteousness.” Were they being extreme or wise? How seriously should we take the matter of little sins in our lives?
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Feb 24 2011

Calm Down You are Much Worse Then What They Think You Are

Rebekyah Brewer

It’s always good to have a friend who is straight forward and blunt. Someone who will tell you like it is, without all the sugar-coating to make it go down better. We desperately need that some times. I do anyway.

I ran across this quote this morning on the Sovereign Grace Ministries website by Charles Spurgeon and that is how it struck me. That is how his preaching often strikes me and why I enjoy him so much. He’s straight forward and to the point. He’s sharp and his words are penetrating.

What he says below is a humbling truth to remember and keep in mind when we are frustrated by another’s opinion of us.. It is a sobering reminder that while someone else’s judgment may be off, they only know the half of it and there may be much grace to be found in its inaccuracy.

Brother, if any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be. If he charges you falsely on some point, yet be satisfied, for if he knew you better he might change the accusation, and you would be no gainer by the correction. If you have your moral portrait painted, and it is ugly, be satisfied; for it only needs a few blacker touches, and it would be still nearer the truth.*

Read more at www.sovereigngraceministries.org