That which is highly esteemed among men

(J. C. Philpot)

"That which is highly esteemed among men is
 an abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15

The pride,
the ambition,
the pleasures,
the amusements,
in which we see thousands and tens of thousands
engaged—and sailing down the stream into a dreadful
gulf of eternity—are all an abomination in the sight of
God.

Whereas, such things as . . .
  faith,
  hope,
  love,
  humility,
  brokenness of heart,
  tenderness of conscience,
  contrition of spirit,
  sorrow for sin,
  self-loathing,
  self-abasement,
  looking to Jesus,
  taking up the cross,
  denying one's self,
  walking in the strait and narrow path that leads to
eternal life—in a word, the power of godliness—these
things are despised by all
—and by none so much as
mere heady professors who have a name to live while
dead.

"That which is highly esteemed among men is
 an abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15




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