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Not Living Specimens

29 Dec

Charles Spurgeon – Class beard

“If by excessive labour, we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master’s service, then glory be to God, we shall have so much less of earth and so much more of Heaven!”  Charles Spurgeon, An All Round Ministry

“It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus. We are not to be living specimens of men in fine preservation, but living sacrifices, whose lot is to be consumed” Charles Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students

As quoted by John Piper in Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity. Although Spurgeon is primarily talking to ministers or students for the ministry I think it’s fair to apply the quotes to all of us living for Christ. We are called to serve beyond the point where it is comfortable.