A saint abroad, and a devil at home

The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad, and a devil at home! There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at church, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do! Every genuine believer should say and mean it: “I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with blameless heart.” Psalm 101:2

It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness.

“What sort of a man is he?” said one to George Whitefield, and Whitefield answered, “I cannot say, for I have never lived with him.”

The best way to test what a man really is, is to live with him.

– Charles Spurgeon

“I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:1-2

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Of His Will

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. – James 1:18

A true Christian is a creature begotten anew. He becomes as different a person from what he was before the renewing influences of divine grace as if he were formed over again, and born afresh.

The origin of this good work is here declared: it is of God’s own will; not by our skill or power; not from any good foreseen in us, or done by us, but purely from the good-will and grace of God.

– Matthew Henry New Testament Commentary