31 May 2015

The forgiving spirit

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 Gospel of the Kingdom, page 157, Pilgrim Publications.
"How readily should we forgive the little offences from which we suffer, since our Lord has pardoned our grievous transgressions! No offence of a fellow-servant can be compared with our sins against our Lord."

We incur greater wrath by refusing to forgive than by all the rest of our indebtedness. W e cannot escape from condemnation if we refuse to pardon others.

If we forgive in words only, but not from our hearts, we remain under the same condemnation. Continued anger against our brother shuts heaven’s gate in our own faces.

The heavenly Father of the Lord Jesus will be righteously wrathful against us, and will deliver us to the tormentors if we do not from our hearts forgive every one his brother’s trespasses.

Lord, make me of a meek, forgiving spirit! May my heart be as ready to pardon offences as it is to beat!

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