A friend of mine once called himself an epitome of love. Some argued against him, saying: “We know you, you are not fit to be called an epitome of love; you are not as loving as a typical epitome of love should be.”
While they were arguing against him I didn’t join them in the argument because, for me, there is no problem with someone calling himself an epitome of whatever good virtue there can be, so far he’s not claiming to be the personality of the said good virtue. Only God is the personality of all good virtues.
This is an excerpt from one of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons titled “Waking to See Christ’s Glory.” I have decided to share it here and I hope it has an edifying effect on and in you. I pray that the Holy Spirit will use this to bring many to a saving knowledge of our need to be always awake and alert in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
And it came to pass…, [Jesus] took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. (Luke 9:28-32)
Dear Friends, let me impress upon your minds the truth that, in order to see the glory of Christ, it is necessary that we should be fully awake.