Take Up Your Sword!
“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?”
Ah, the spirit of the age is a deadly spirit. A man may now almost profess anything so long as he is sincere; and so long as his conduct is moderately straight, nothing must be said, nothing.
O may we care for God’s honour more than for anything else – for the Person, the immaculate, the mysterious, the glorious, the complex, the immortal Person of Immanuel, God with us.
May we hold the immortality of His sacred humanity from the moment He was conceived.
May we contend for and hold fast these merciful truths, without which we must be undone for ever and ever.
Well, do you care for these things?
I am speaking to the wise virgins, God’s people.
Do you care for the honour of God?
Then take up your sword!
By James Popham