Paul N. F. (7 June 2011)
"To Whom Do You Belong?"

To Whom Do You Belong?

By Charles E. Spurgeon

To whom belongest thou?'­ 1 Samuel 30:13

     No neutralities can exist in religion. We are either ranked under the banner
of  Prince Immanuel, to serve and fight His battles, or we are vassals of the black
prince, Satan.  'To whom belongest thou?'

     Reader, let me assist you in your response.  Have you been 'born again'?  If you
have, you belong to Christ, but without the new birth you cannot be His.  In whom
do you trust?  For those who believe in Jesus are the sons of God.  Whose work are
you doing?  You are sure to serve your master, for he whom you serve is thereby
owned to be your lord.  What company do you keep?  If you belong to Jesus, you
will fraternize with those who wear the livery of the cross.  'Birds of a feather flock

    What is your conversation?  Is it heavenly or is it earthly?   What have you learned
of your Master? ­ for servants learn much from their masters to whom they are
apprenticed.  If you have served your time with Jesus, it will be said of you, as it was
of Peter and John,  'They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.'

     We press the question,  'To whom belongest thou?'  Answer honestly before you
give sleep to your eyes.  If you are not Christ's you are in a hard service ­ Run away
from your cruel master!  Enter into the service of the Lord of Love, and you shall
enjoy a life of blessedness.

    If you are Christ's let me advise you to do four things.  You belong to Jesus­obey
him; let his word be your law; let His wish be your will.  You belong to the Beloved,
then love Him; let your heart embrace Him; let your whole soul be filled with Him.
You belong to the Son of God, then trust him; rest nowhere but on him. You belong
to the King of kings, then be decided for Him.  Thus, without your being branded upon
the brow, all will know to whom you belong.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.