Advice to a Vacillating Friend

2 Aug

You must not remain in this state. It will never do to be mean and beggarly to yourself. Stand upright, and look at yourself, and see if you were never meant to be like a toad under the harrow, afraid for your life either to move or to stand still. Do have a mind of your own. This is not a spiritual matter only, but one which concerns ordinary manliness. I would do many things to please my friends; but to go to hell to please them is more than I would venture. It may be very well to do this and that for good fellowship; but it will never do to lose the friendship of God in order to keep on good terms with men.

SpurgeonCharles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

All of Grace, Trinity Press, 2011, 73.


One Response to “Advice to a Vacillating Friend”

  1. Earl Vordenberg August 2, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    there comes a time when you have draw a line in the sand

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