Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Is church (& the Christian life) supposed to be a party?
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
" ...exhort to be sober minded."
"Nothing is so hard ... as to overcome pleasures and follies"
... behave in every thing agreeably to the Christian doctrine. That ... men be sober... seeking comfort from nearer communion with God, not from any undue indulgence...there are general rules, according to which all must be ordered. Young women must be sober and discreet; for many expose themselves to fatal temptations by what at first might be only want of discretion. The reason is added, that the Word of God may not be blasphemed. Young men are apt to be eager and thoughtless, therefore must be earnestly called upon to be sober-minded...
~ Matthew Henry
Posted by Paula at 4:00 PM