Christ’s Sufferings Are a Rebuke

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Life Is Worship

Christ’s sufferings are a rebuke to our softness and self-pleasing.  It is not, indeed, wrong to enjoy the comforts and the pleasures of life.  God sends these; and, if we receive them with gratitude, they may lift us nearer to Himself.  But we are too terrified to be parted from them and too afraid of pain and poverty.  Especially ought the sufferings of Christ to brace us up to endure whatever of pain or reproach we may have to encounter for His sake.  Many would like to be Christians, but are kept back from decision by demand of the laughter of profane companions or by the prospect of some worldly loss.  But we cannot look at the suffering Saviour without being ashamed of such cowardly fears.  If the crown of thorns no becomes Christ so well as to be the pride and the song of men and of angels, be…

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