Marvel Not My Brethren
“Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.”
(1 John 3:13)
You will be much despised and cast out for Christ’s sake, and nothing will offend more than separating yourselves as much as possible from carnal people.
It is ‘the life’ which condemns the professing world.
When the world sees you unmoved by the riches and the pleasures which it so much adores; when you are led by the Spirit “to count all things but rubbish for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ”; when you have a single eye to God’s glory, you must expect then to bear reproaches from the Hagar race.
By William Tiptaft