ALL THE TRUTH
Some say,Â—’fundamentals are few; believe them, and live well, and you are saved.’ This is as if a man building should be only careful to lay a good foundation, and care nothing for roof, windows, or walls. If a man should untile your house, and tell you the foundation and the main butresses are safe, you would not be pleased. Why should you be more careless in spiritual things”? This is well spoken. The least particle of diamond is diamond, and the least grain of truth is truth, and therefore to be prized above the rarest gems.
That which is not essential to salvation may yet be essential to comfort, and necessary to our complete spiritual manhood. Our Lord threatens those who teach men to disregard the least of his commandments that they shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. It becomes not servants to trifle with the smallest commands of a perfect master. How can the church ever be a perfect house of God if one of the parts, which are “fitly framed together,” should through our neglect be left out? No, we must receive all the truth, that we may be built up “a holy temple in the Lord.” Grave errors have been suggested and nurtured by what at first appeared to be trifling departures from spiritual rule, therefore we ought to give earnest heed even to minor precepts. Future ages may have to mourn over the defalcations of today, unless we are careful to do the building of the Lord’s house with faithfulness.
Lord, make me watchful in little matters, lest I grow careless in weightier concerns. Thou didst speak concerning the pins and cords of the tabernacle, and ordain that all should be made to pattern, and by this I perceive that Thou regardest even the small things of Thy service; I pray Thee, therefore, give me both clear light, a keen eye, and a tender heart, that in all things I may please Thee.
Remarks by C. H. Spurgeon on a comment by Thomas Manton.