Charles Spurgeon – They Will Hate You Because of Christ

27 Apr


None of you can be the people of God without provoking envy; and the better you are, the more you will be hated. The ripest fruit is most pecked by the birds, and the blossoms that have been longest on the tree, are the most easily blown down by the wind. But fear not; you have naught to do with what man shall say of you. If God loves you, man will hate you; if God honors you, man will dishonor you. But recollect, could ye wear chains of iron for Christ’s sake, ye should wear chains of gold in heaven; could ye have rings of burning iron round your waists, ye should have your brow rimmed with gold in glory; for blessed are ye when men shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for Christ’s name’s sake; for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

~Charles Spurgeon~

Spurgeon’s Sermons (Spokane, Washington; Olive Tree Bible Software; 2010) eBook. Vol. 1, Sermon No. 17; Titled: Joseph Attacked by the Archers; Delivered on Sabbath Morning, April 1st, 1855.

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4 Responses to “Charles Spurgeon – They Will Hate You Because of Christ”

  1. lacykitkat April 27, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

  2. mydelightandmycounsellors April 27, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  3. Michael Snow April 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    And often, that hate comes from fellow Christians if we seek to be as faithful as Spurgeon in our obedience

  4. Richard L Rice June 8, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Reblogged this on Where Living Begins.

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