He may lose all that the world calls great and good

(Thomas Reade, "On True Religion")

It is to be deeply deplored, that the world has made such sad inroads into the territories of the visible church.
The love of ease,
the love of splendor,
the love of worldly distinction,
the love of family comforts —
have greatly destroyed that spirit of self-denial which should practically operate in every believer in Jesus. Every Christian should be ready to leave all, and sacrifice all — for Christ.

Many will venture their all in some profitable financial speculation, which promises a large increase of worldly prosperity. But happy indeed, is that man who can venture all for Christ in faith and love. He may lose all that the world calls great and good; but he shall receive, through the merits of the Redeemer — an unfading crown of glory!

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Today's Puritan Audio Devotional:

Turn away from the lovely enchantress!
by J.A. James, choice
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