18 May 2014

The three wonders of Heaven

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 48, sermon number 2,763, "The glory of grace."
"The grace of God is as free as the air we breathe."

You remember the story of the three wonders in heaven. The first wonder was, that we should see so many there we did not expect to see there; the second was, that we should miss so many we did expect to see there; but the third wonder would be the greatest wonder of all,—to see ourselves there.

Oh! when I hear people censuring and condemning their fellow-Christians because they are not perfect,—because they see some little fault in them,—I think, do these people know that they are saved by grace, and that they have nothing which they have not received?

I think, surely, if they knew how they received what they have, they would not be quite so hard with those who have not got the blessing. When we feel right, my brethren, we always feel ourselves to be veritable beggars. Nay, the more right we come to be, the less we feel ourselves to be.

That big letter I is so large with us all, pride is so interwoven into our nature, that I am afraid we shall never get it pulled out until we are wrapped in our winding-sheets. But if there be anything that can cure it, methinks it is the fact that it is all of grace.

Heaven shall show us how gracious God has been to us; but on earth we shall never know the full value of the grace we have received.

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