Trivium Pursuit

A saint abroad, and a devil at home

by Charles Spurgeon

The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad, and a devil at home. There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at church, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do. Every genuine believer should say and mean it: I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with blameless heart. Psalm 101:2

It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness.

“What sort of a man is he?” said one to George Whitefield, and Whitefield answered, “I cannot say, for I have never lived with him.”

The best way to test what a man really is, is to live with him.

I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2

One Response to “A saint abroad, and a devil at home”

  1. tina provenzano Says:

    Funny to read this, my mother always use to say of us children that she preferred us to be street angels and house devils! I think she meant that she rather we behave polite like in public compared to the other way around. I suppose it is a whole different story with grown ups. Yes in deed!

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