Friday, August 17, 2012

What is Your FIRST Priority?

Spurgeon’s first priority was bringing glory to Christ! Listen to what Mrs. Susannah Spurgeon wrote about her husband:

I remember…the Sunday evening when he preached from the text, “His name shall endure forever.” It was a subject in which he reveled, it was his chief delight to exalt his glorious Saviour, and he seemed in that discourse to be pouring out his very soul and life in homage and adoration before his gracious king.

But I really thought he would have died there, in face of all those people! At the end of the sermon he made a might effort to recover his voice, but utterance well-nigh failed, and only in broken accents could the pathetic peroration be  heard—“Let my name perish, but let Christ’s name last forever! Jesus! JESUS! (Sic) Crown Him Lord of all! You will not hear me say anything else. There are my last words in Exeter Hall for this time. Jesus! Jesus! JESUS! (Sic) Crown Him Lord of all!” and then he fell back, almost fainting, in the chair behind him. [1]

Mrs. Susannah Spurgeon,
Taken from Arnold Dallimore’s Spurgeon, A New Biography

[1] Iain Murray, ed., The Early Years (London: Banner of Truth, 1962), p. 294


Leslie Wolf said...

That's what I call powerful testimony. Glory be to God and to His Holy Name forever! Amen.

Arlee Bird said...

What a great passion for the cause of Christ. We should all have at least a fraction of this commitment to Jesus.

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welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi Gregg, a powerful write, I'm stil around, hope to restart my blogging soon.
Take care.