by JOHN FLAVEL
True Christianity is an all out commitment
to Jesus Christ.
Nothing less than unconditional surrender could ever be
a fitting response to Calvary.
"Heart-work is hard work indeed. To shuffle over religious
duties with a loose and careless spirit, will cost no great
difficulties; but to set yourself before the Lord, and to tie up
your loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious
attendance upon him: this will cost you something.
To attain ease and dexterity of language in prayer and to be
able to put your meaning into appropriate and fitting
expressions is easy; but to get your heart broken for sin while
you are actually confessing it; melted with free grace even
while you are blessing God for it; to be really ashamed and
humbled through the awareness of God's infinite holiness, and
to keep your heart in this state not only in, but after these
duties, will surely cost you some groans and travailing pain of