Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Life of A. W. Pink - Snippet (2)

Sharing some excellent writings by Pink:

Will do up a review on this book once I'm done with the book, about 100+ more pages to go.
Will also be posting some links to free A. W. Pink's books too in a few weeks time, so stay tune for some freebies on him.

If you haven't seen the first part, you can view it here.

Writing about Christian living:
The best of God's children (if there be any best!) are frequently affected with fits of unbelief and chillings of love. Today they find themselves earnestly proposing and resolving to do those things which are good, but tomorrow discover their zeal has somewhat abated, so uncertain and inconstant are their affection. Now hopeful, anon despondent, now singing God's praises, anon their harps upon the willows; now walking obediently in the path of the Divine precepts, anon straying in the path of the meadow. None differ so much from them as they often differ from themselves! Some will glorify God in one condition, but dishonour him in another. They may conduct themselves becomingly while God keeps them low, and then become fretful against him when they are exalted. On the contrary, others who tread softly in time of prosperity are filled with murmuring when the cold winds of adversity smite them. (Murray, 2004, p. 203)

Speaking about the sorrow and joy in the Christ-centered life as compared to non-Christians and the delight of being God's own children:
While we cannot affirm that the Christian's life in this world is one of unclouded sunshine and unalloyed bliss, yet we must be careful lest we convey the impression that the believer's lot is far from being enviable one and that, for the present, he is worse off than the unbeliever. Far, very far from it! If the Christian be using diligently the means of God's appointing, if he draws upon the fulness which there is in Christ for him, if he cultivates daily communion with him, if he walks in the path of his commandments, he will possess a peace which passeth all understanding, and experience such joys as the worlding knows nothing about. The world may frown upon and the Devil rage against him, but a conscience approving instead of condemning, the felt smiles of God upon him, the sweet communion enjoyed with fellow believers, and the assurance of an eternity of bliss in the presence of his Beloved, are ample compensations, so that he would not, if he could, change places with a millionaire in his mansion or a king in his palace who was a stranger to Christ. (Murray, 2004, p. 207-208)