"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Monday, August 02, 2010

From My Morning Reading

"But how is this government of the tongue to be practised? The very detailing of the evils will implicitly at least suggest the remedies. Listen to an hour of conversation in any Christian company. How much of it turns, almost of necessity as it would seem, on the actions and character of others! The meaning of judging others appears to be this: the judgment seat of our Divine Lord is as it were already set up on the earth. But it is empty. It is waiting for Him. We, meanwhile, unmannerly and unbidden, keep ascending the steps, enthroning ourselves upon His seat, and anticipating aud mimicking His judgment of our brethren. To put it in this way brings home to us the wretchedness of what we are doing. It will also surely assist us in endeavoring to cleanse our conversation of so much unnecessary canvassing of the motives and actions of others. Yet, for the most part we have gone far along our road in devotion and done ourselves many an irreparable mischief, before we bestow half the carefulness on the government of our tongue, which it not only deserves, but imperiously requires."

~ Rev. Frederick William Faber, Growth In Holiness,72.


  1. Hi Christine~ Thanks for stopping by over at my blog. Nice to meet you! What a beautiful place you have here and love the garden blog too:)
    How deep and true this post is! And a tragedy when it strikes among those who have the common goal of heaven. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Christine~ I shared your inspiration on my blog. Thank you again and God Bless:) Tiffany

  3. Hi Christine,

    Just stopped over from Tiffany's. It is so nice to meet you! One of the many blessings of blogging, meeting other wonderful faith-filled bloggers like you.

  4. Hi Christine, I'm here from tiffany's where she posted about this post of your. Yes, I'm guilty. thank you for this wake up call. Many of us do ascend those steps as if we are entitled to sit in judgment. thank you for this post.


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