Monday, April 02, 2012


"The less time you have, the more diligence you must use to gain knowledge. Every ignorant soul is the willing slave of Satan!
Are you young? Inquire after God early, while your talents are fresh and your memory is strong. The feet of those lusts which have carried millions of others to perdition stand ready to carry you off the same way. How easy you make their task when you refuse to open the eyes of your understanding and fortify yourself with the knowledge of God.

Perhaps you intend to rouse up from the sleep of ignorance at the eleventh hour, which you suppose is many years away. How foolish! You cannot see the hands on God's clock; therefore, you cannot know how long your stay in the world will be. If you die ignorant of God and His law, what will become of you? The prospect is not pleasant. The small twigs and the old logs-- supple young sinners and withered old ones-- will meet and burn together.

Are you old and still ignorant? Perhaps you hear nature tolling the passing bell. You know you will shortly come to the end of the road that leads into eternity, but you cannot see what lies in the darkness beyond. The less time you have, the more diligence you must use to gain knowledge. Though knowing the truth of the Gospel is no guarantee of salvation, gross ignorance of it is a sure guarantee of damnation.

Are you poor and ignorant? Your sin is not your poverty, but rather your ignorance of where the true treasure lies. "Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished" Ecclesiastes 4:13. If the princes of the world could only see the end from the beginning, they would beg to trade their ermine robes for the saints' rags. Christian, new robes are being made for you in heaven, which you shall put on-- while they shall be left naked in their shame."

Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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