Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hope repels temptation

for August 28

Through the Spirit of God the hope of Heaven is a potent force for the production of virtue; it is the fountain of joyous effort, and the corner-stone of cheerful holiness.

The man who has this hope in him goes about his work with vigour, for the joy of the Lord is his strength. He fights against temptation with ardour, for his glorious hope like a silver shield repels the fiery darts of the adversary. He can labour without present reward, for he expects his recompense in the world to come.

[From the original Spurgeon Birthday Book published by Passmore & Alabaster, London.]


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