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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | April 20, 2019

DON’T STOOP TO BE A KING—C H Spurgeon

Isaiah 61:1-11

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn (61:2).

The Noblest Calling

One time I came across a letter that Spurgeon had written to his son. He wrote, “I should not like for you, if meant by God to be a missionary, to die a millionaire. I should not like it, were you fitted to be a missionary, if you should stoop to be a king. What are kings and nobles and diadems compared with the dignity of winning souls to Christ?” That is a great and true conviction and persuasion. A king, a millionaire, a kingdom with all kinds of emoluments and successes—these things are nothing compared to the marvelous assignment of winning people to Christ.

What Spurgeon wrote to his son is my persuasion after many years of looking at the stream of life. The noblest and finest of all dedications is that of witnessing for the Lord and seeing people come to know Christ, in obedience to the Great Commission of our blessed Savior. O Lord, that we might share in a like commitment!

W A CRISWELL

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