No Cheap Grace

 

. . not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the priceless blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.  1 Peter 1:18-19

“How do you mean to live?  With these precious things about you, do you intend to live like a beggar?  I mean, will you be sinful, low, groveling, worldly?  Oh, rise to your rank, and as you are so ennobled, walk as becomes saints!  Is Jesus Christ precious to you?  Then serve Him with your best, give Him your precious things, give Him your lives, give Him your substance, give Him all that you have.  Do not give the Redeemer your odds and ends, such as you can afford to give without knowing it.  Say, ‘He died to give me Himself.  I will give Him myself in return.’ . . . Go and live like those who are rich to all the intents of bliss, and let your cheerful, your godly, your self-denying example be a protest to the unbelieving sons of men that you know the preciousness of Christ.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Treasury of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, 1950), IV:393.

**Taken from Ray Ortlund blog

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