Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fruitless and content

The true worker is not to be blamed that as yet there are no fruits, but he is to be blamed if he is content always to be without fruits.

Charles Spurgeon

4 comments:

willohroots said...

I really enjoyed your selection of Spurgeon quotes, thanks!

Wayne Dawg said...

Thanks willohroots - Spurgeon is one of my fav's!

Steve said...

Here's a good verse on 'working':

"Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift, but his due.
And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness."
Romans 4:4&5

Works are the natural outflow of the believer.

They are not a requirement.

Otherwise, the cross would have been in vain.

Whenever we start talking about works we need to make sure of this understanding, otherwise people just naturally confuse the situation and start to get all self-righteous about their works, and they start looking down their noses at people who THEY think are not doing enough.

That is a really bad place for someone to be. (pride)

Wayne Dawg said...

Right on Steve!

Pride is the killer -