Monday, September 03, 2018

If only we got how special and exalted we are

I read this, and thought we'd all be so much happier if we only got how special and exalted we are!

'It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior to the noblest development of unregenerate nature. Where the Holy Ghost implants divine life in the soul, there is a precious deposit which none of the refinements of education can equal. The thief on the cross excels Caesar on his throne; Lazarus among the dogs is better than Cicero among the senators; and the most unlettered Christian is in the sight of God superior to Plato.'
 C. H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: Daily Readings (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1896).