Every-day life faith
From Spurgeon's sermon, JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
Every-day life faith is the faith of God's
There are persons who imagine saving faith to be a barren
conviction of the truth of certain abstract propositions,
leading only to a quiet contemplation upon certain
delightful topics; but it is not so.
Faith, restricted merely to 'religious exercise',
is not Christian faith- it must show itself in everything.
A merely religious faith may be the choice of men whose heads
are softer than their hearts, more fit for cloisters than markets;
but the manly faith which God would have us cultivate,
is a grand practical principle adapted for every day in the week,
helping us to rule our household in the fear of God, and to
enter upon life's rough conflicts in the warehouse, the farm,
or the exchange.