Bearing The Reproach

I remember when I was quite young spiritually, and I had to take a stand, and it was very hard. I felt the reproach, and I felt it keenly, and the bitterness of it. All my companions were going out, and I had to refuse to go with them. I was in Rochdale that day, and I was going quite close to John Kershaw’s chapel, when this word came:

“Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt.”
(Hebrews 11:25-26)

You children, you young people, there will be that reproach that you will have to bear.

By B.A. Ramsbottom

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