Grace Gems: Charles Spurgeon
“I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far!” Philippians 1:23
Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living–that is . . .
a hard battle to fight,
a stern discipline to endure,
a rough voyage to undergo.
There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly–and the death of the ungodly.
Death comes to the ungodly as a penal infliction–but to the righteous, as a summons to his Father’s palace!
To the lost sinner, it is an eternal execution–to the saint, death is an undressing from all his sins, sorrows and infirmities.
Death to the wicked, is the king of terrors!
Death to the saint, is the end of terrors and the commencement of glory!
“Let them fear death–who do not fear sin!” Thomas Watson