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Friday, December 08, 2006

The Praises And Scorn Of Men

The following is from a Message by C. H. Spurgeon entitled, "The Exaltation Of Christ."

I have found that whenever I have yielded to the least joy when I have been praised, I have made myself effeminate and weak; I have then been prepared to feel acutely the arrows of the enemy; but when I have said of the praises of men, "Yes, what are you? worthless things!" then I could also say of their contempt: "Come on! come! I'll send you all where I sent the praises; you may go together, and fight your battles with one another; but as for me, let your arrows rattle on my mail, they must not, and they shall not, reach my flesh." But if you give way to one, you will to another.
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