(William Dyer, "Christ's Famous Titles")
"Let me die the death of the righteous--and may my end be like theirs!" Numbers 23:10
There is no living a life that is wicked--and then dying a death that is righteous.
Oh, that men would but deal truly with their own souls!
Many talk like a Christian--but few walk like a Christian!
Many know what is to be done--but never do what is to be done.
Many wear Christ's livery--but do the devil's drudgery!
Many have hands as white as snow--whose hearts are as black as hell!
Many appear righteous--who are only righteous in their appearance. But such as deceive others with a false show of holiness--only deceive themselves with a false hope of happiness!
Remember, sirs, that the sheep's coat shall be stripped off the wolf's back! "They come to you in sheep's clothing--but inwardly they are ferocious wolves!" Matthew 7:15
Oh, sirs, that you would consider well these weighty things! Tell me, sir--what did Judas get by all his deceitful dealings? Nothing but a halter--in which his body was hanged; and a fire--in which his soul was burned!
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy
name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.