The Lack of Our Times

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:” —Matthew 7:26

chspurgeon_preacherWant of depth, want of sincerity, want of reality in religion— this is the want of our times. Want of an eye to God in religion, lack of sincere dealing with one’s own soul, neglect of using the lancet with our hearts, neglect of the search warrant which God gives out against sin, carelessness concerning living upon Christ; much reading about him, much talking about him, but too little feeding upon his flesh, and drinking of his blood— these are the causes of tottering professions and baseless hopes. Thus have I tried to open up the parable: and I have not designed to discourage any sincere soul, my aim has been to say to you, “Make your calling and election sure. Build on Christ’s love, sincerity, desire, the work of the Holy Spirit, and be not deceived.”

—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, February 27, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 16 Sermon No. 918, “The Two Builders and Their Houses”


About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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