Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fear Living!

Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about.  Fear living, that is   a hard battle to fight,   a stern discipline to endure,   a rough voyage to undergo.

There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly.

Death comes to the ungodly as a penal infliction but to the righteous, as a summons to his Father's palace!

To the lost sinner, it is an eternal execution to the saint, death is an undressing from all his sins, sorrows and infirmities.

Death to the wicked, is the king of terrors!

Death to the saint, is the end of terrors and the commencement of glory!

[Charles H. Spurgeon]
Philippians 1:23 ...  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Hebrews 10:36-37 ... For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

Matthew 25:46 ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:8 ... We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.