It will not do to be a saint abroad – and a devil at home!
There is a great importance in the way in which a man lives in his house. 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 a prayer meeting – but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do!
Every genuine believer should say, and mean it, “I will walk within my house with a perfect 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 never LIVED with him.”
That is the way to test a man – to live with him.
“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father!” [John 14:9