Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Avoid The Least Contagion Of Evil

Rev 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

In the Christian life, nothing is more essential than faithfulness.

It is that which stands foremost and distinguishes the true Christian from the false.

Without it, all other apparent signs of grace are but a sham and a pretense. 

Faithfulness is that which Christ mainly respects.

You must be true to Christ, and let nothing tempt you to seek other reward at the expense of losing His approval and His smile.

Often place yourself in His presence, and ask Him if what you do is pleasing in His sight.

Carefully must you watch against the very least thing that will cast a slur on the name of Him whom you love, or the Gospel which you profess.

Avoid the least contagion of evil...the very touch of anything that defiles. 

Turn away from all doubtful paths.

Let there be genuine, straightforward honesty and truth in all business transactions.

Suffer all loss, even unto death, rather than the loss of a good conscience.

By no means attempt to serve two masters, for nothing more surely will destroy all your peace and lead to final ruin.

To be faithful to Christ, it is also needful to use diligently for Him the talents committed to you.

Whatever you have is but trust-money, for which the Lord will require an account.

Our gold and the silver, the years of our life, the influence we possess with others, our temporal comforts, our natural gifts, our spiritual advantages - all these are to be laid out at interest in the Lord's service.

You must be faithful also in carrying the cross, and in meeting reproach for Christ's sake, as you try to follow the Savior.

But the cross will last but a little while and then the gain will be eternal.

Faithful unto death!

Only so long will trial and temptation assail us.

A few more days and years perhaps we may have still to battle on.

A few more days of sorrow, mingled as He will have it, with seasons of quietness and joy - and our warfare will be accomplished and the victory won.

~George Everard-1874~

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