Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Poor

“Let us beware of despising poverty in others, and of being ashamed of it if God lays it upon ourselves. The condition of life which Jesus voluntarily chose, ought always to be regarded with holy reverence. The common tendency of the day to bow down before rich men, and make an idol of money, ought to be carefully resisted and discouraged. The example of our Lord is a sufficient answer to a thousand groveling maxims about wealth, which pass current among men. ‘Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.’” (2 Cor. 8:9.) (J.C. Ryle 1816 - 1900)

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