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A Sweet Sign

“It is a sweet sign of
a humble and broken heart,
when the child of God is
willing to obey a command
which is not essential to his salvation,
which is not forced upon him
by a selfish fear of condemnation,
but is a simple act of obedience
and of communion with his Master.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

I read this quote this morning and just had to share it with you.
I was reading a commentary on Acts 16, wanting to study more about Lydia’s conversion, and there is an excerpt from C.H Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional.
Spurgeon put this so much better than I ever could, as to why I am getting baptized. There are so many more implications for this “simple act of obedience and of communion with his Master.”
What does this look like for you? Are you obeying the commands of God out of fear of condemnation, or out of obedience and longing for communion with our great Heavenly Father?
3 replies
  1. @becomingjoyful
    @becomingjoyful says:

    Oh, this quote… joy in my heart. I am moved because I have never read it before, but it exactly speaks to how I have understood and lived wearing a head covering the past 4 years. Totally took me out of my comfort zone, was scary, has blessed me immeasurably. Had nothing to do with my salvation but everything to do with growing me in humility and relationship and JOY!

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  2. Shelly
    Shelly says:

    What a beautiful quote. I had the wonderful experience of seeing a dear friend get baptized today. Her act of obedience was such a blessing and encouragement to me.

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