07 April 2011

Thursday's Spurgeon

The following is excerpted from the sermon entitled, How to Converse with God:
"True Christians are not pickers and choosers of God's Word; the part that tells them how they should live in the power of the Spirit of God is as sweet to them as the other portion that tells them how they are saved by virtue of the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Dear brethren, if we shut our ears to what Jesus tells us, we shall never have power in prayer, nor shall we enjoy intimate communion with the well-beloved. 'If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love,' says He, 'even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love' (John 15:10). If you will not hear God, you cannot expect Him to hear you, and if you will not do what He bids you, neither can you expect Him to give you what you seek at His hands. An obedient heart is needful if there is to be any happy converse between God and the soul."

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