Jottings – The Way To Grow Strong In Christ Is To Become Weak In Yourself


Oh! beloved, yield your hearts to God. Do not become self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency is Satan’s net, wherein he catcheth men, like poor silly fish, and doth destroy them. Be not self-sufficient. Think yourselves nothing, for ye are nothing, and live by God’s help. The way to grow strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. God poureth no power into man’s heart till man’s power is all poured out. Live, then, daily, a life of dependence on the grace of God. Do not set thyself up as if thou wast an independent gentleman; do not start in thine own concerns as if thou couldst do all things thyself; but live always trusting in God.

 

C. H. Spurgeon, “Indwelling Sin,” in The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. II. Originally preached on June 1, 1856. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1856), p. 240.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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