Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

No Need To Be Afraid of Being Too Glad

For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
Psalms 92:4






"Do you believe that your sins are forgiven, and that Christ has made a full atonement for them? Then what a joyful Christian you ought to be! How you should live above the common trials and troubles of the world! Since sin is forgiven, can it matter what happens to you now? . . . Christian, if thou art thus saved, whilst thou art glad, be grateful and loving. 
Cling to that cross which took thy sin away; serve thou him who served thee. "I beseech you therefore, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." 
Let not your zeal evaporate in some little ebullition of song. 
Show your love in expressive tokens. 
Love the brethren of him who loved you.
If there be a Mephibosheth anywhere who is lame or halt, help him for Jonathan's sake. 
If there be a poor tried believer, weep with him, and bear his cross for the sake of him who wept for thee and carried thy sins.
Since thou art thus forgiven freely for Christ's sake, go and tell to others the joyful news of pardoning mercy. Be not contented with this unspeakable blessing for thyself alone, but publish abroad the story of the cross.
Holy gladness and holy boldness will make you a good preacher, and all the world will be a pulpit for you to preach in. 
Cheerful holiness is the most forcible of sermons, but the Lord must give it you. Seek it this morning before you go into the world. When it is the Lord's work in which we rejoice, we need not be afraid of being too glad."


~Spurgeon {emphasis mine}


Come. Let us rejoice in His goodness together!

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