Could you be called a sneak? Would Spurgeon call you that? Today’s devotional will help you answer those questions. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 14:21 (ESV)
“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
“…I heard a person ask, the other day, ‘Is baptism essential to salvation?’ Listen. This man means to do only just that which is essential for his own salvation; that is all. To get into heaven, is all that he cares about, so he asks concerning one thing or another, ‘Is it essential to salvation?’ A soldier in her Majesty’s army says, when an order is given to him, ‘Is this essential? Shall I be shot I do not obey it?’ Drum him out of the regiment, for what is the good of him? I look upon Christ as my Lord and Master; and if he bids me do something, though there may be in it nothing whatever to my profit, I am bound to do it because he is my Master and Lord. ‘Is it essential to salvation?’ is a sneak’s question; I dare not use a milder term. I am often ashamed to answer those who make such an enquiry. The message to you is, ‘Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 165]