Names!


(William Dyer, “Christ’s Famous Titles”)

“I will write upon them the name of my God” Revelation 3:12

O there is a great difference between the names of the saints — and the names of the wicked! 

The saints are called . . .
godly, from God;
Christians, from Christ;
spiritual, from the Spirit;
heavenly, from Heaven, because their conversation is there, because their Head is there, and they are heirs of heaven.

But the wicked are called . . .
devilish, from the devils;
the cursed, from the curses;
worldlings, from the world;
and sinners, from sin.

The ungodly are called . . .
dogs,
vipers,
swine,
thorns,
ravening wolves!

But the saints are called . . .
jewels,
treasures,
kings,
doves,
lilies,
heirs of the kingdom of glory!

And hence it is, that some godly men have thought it a greater honor to be a member of Christ — than to be a king upon a throne! Indeed,a holy heart is better than a great estate!

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