Archive for February 2nd, 2008

Charles Spurgeon wrote the following in a sermon on this text.

Many a true word is spoken in jest and many a tribute to virtue has been unwittingly paid by the sinister lips of malice. The enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ thought to brand Him with infamy, hold Him up to derision, and hand His name down to everlasting scorn as “a friend of publicans and sinners.” Short-sighted mortals! Their scandal published is reputation. To this day the Savior is adored by the title which was minted as a slur. It was designed to be a stigma hat every good man would shudder at and shrink from. It has proved to be a fascination which wins the heart and enchants the soul of all the godly.


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