Take Your Lord Home with You

And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. – Mark 1:29

The best of us need instruction. It is unwise for Christian people to be so busy about Christ’s work that they cannot listen to Christ’s words. We must be fed, or we cannot feed others. The synagogue must not be deserted, if it be a synagogue where Christ is present. And oh, sometimes, when the Master is present, what a power there is in the word: it is not the preacher’s eloquence, it is neither the flow of language, nor the novelty of thought; there is a secret, quiet influence which enters into the soul and subdues it to the majesty of divine love. You feel the vital energy of the divine word, and it is not man’s word to you, but the quickening voice of God sounding through the chambers of your spirit, and making your whole being to live in His sight. At such times the sermon is as manna, or as the bread and wine with which Melchizedec met Abraham; you are cheered and strengthened by it, and go away refreshed. My dear brother, my dear sister, then is the time to go home and take your Lord home with you…Do as did the spouse of old, when she said, “I found him whom my soul loveth; I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.” Is there not a sick one at home? Take Jesus home to her. Is there no sorrow at home? Entreat your Lord to come home to help you in your distress. Is there no sin at home? I am sure there is. Take Jesus home to purge it away. But, remember, you cannot take Him home with you unless you first have Him with you personally. Labour after this then; be not satisfied without it. Resolve to be His servant-that I trust you are; to be His servant walking in the light as He is in the light, and having fellowship with Him-that I hope you are; and then, having gone so far, resolve that you will take Him to your friends and to your kinsfolk, that so your whole house may be blest. – C.H. Spurgeon


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