Has anyone ever asked you, “Just how religious should we be?” Today’s devotional will give you a good answer for such inquiries. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 27:37-38 (ESV)
37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” 38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
“Some will say, ‘To be moderately religious is a good thing, no doubt; but to be righteous overmuch, would be a very bad thing.’ Ah! you will never come to God if that is what you think; for, depend upon this, of all the miserable things in the world, a little religion is about the worst of all. I know some men who have just about enough religion not to be able comfortably to sin, but they have no comfort in Christ. The joys of the world, — and it has its delusions which worldlings call joys, — they dare not go after; and for want of faith they dare not claim the joys of the Spirit of God; so they are wretched. They are like bats, which fly by night, or which, in the twilight, come out, and get a little exercise. They are between-ites, — if there is such a word, — neither servants of God, nor yet out-and-out servants of Satan, — a miserable crew; let none of us belong to them. That man gets the most out of godliness who gives himself most to it. He whom the world calls a fanatic is often just the one who is thorough, sincere, and earnest…” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 389]