Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 8th December

Following Leads to Honour

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. (John 12:26)

The highest service is imitation. If I would be Christ’s servant I must be His follower. To do as Jesus did is the surest way of bringing honour to His name. Let me mind this every day.

If I imitate Jesus I shall have His company: if I am like Him I shall be with Him. In due time He will take me up to dwell with Him above, if, meanwhile, I have striven to follow Him here below. After His suffering our Lord came to His throne, and even so, after we have suffered a while with Him here below, we also shall arrive in glory. Come, my soul, pluck up courage.

Let me not fail to note that the Father will honour those who follow His Son. If He sees me true to Jesus, He will put marks of favour and honour upon me for His Son’s sake. No honour can be like this. Princes and emperors bestow the mere shadows of honour; the substance of glory comes from the Father. Therefore, my soul, cling to the Lord Jesus more closely than ever.

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