Monday, November 5, 2007

Family Life - True test of a man!

“There is a great deal in the way in which a man walks in his house. It will not do to be a saint abroad and a devil at home!
There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at a Prayer Meeting, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and
children. This will never do! Every genuine Believer should say, and mean it, ‘I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.’
It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness. ‘What sort of a man is he?’ said one to George Whitefield, and
Whitefield answered, ‘I cannot say, for I never lived with him.’ That is the way to test a man—to live with him.”—1894, Sermon #2362 Charles H. Spurgeon

It is quite easy to "act" nice at the workplace. Show courtesy to strangers and act pious in the gathering of believers, but truly, the true nature of a man is revealed at home. The way he treats the wife and children reveals how much of Christ has been formed in Him.

May the Lord help us to be true disciples of Christ in deed, not just in words (confessions).


2 comments:

Oracle said...

I guess you're right.
They say "Charity begins at home"
Any man that is disciplined at home is sure to be disciplined everywhere

Rob said...

Great post and blog.

Just curious… I wonder if you ever have the same frustration as I do? As a pastor of a large church, I have close to 1,000 readers a day on my blog, but still have a very low authority on Technorati. I’ve learned that this is because I don’t have enough links to my site.

Why does this matter? Because I want to start reaching out to people beyond just the church, and to do that I need to get this blog up higher on the search engines.

I was wondering if you would be willing to put in a link exchange with me at www.robsingleton.net. If so, please send me an email to robtherev@gmail.com showing me where you’ve linked it and I will do the same.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Pastor Rob Singleton