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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Service of God: the Honour of
Of the old hero the minstrel sang:
'With his Yemen sword for aid;
Ornament it carried none,
But the notches on the blade.'
What nobler decoration of honour can any godly man seek after than his scars of service, his losses for the cross, his reproaches for Christ's sake, his being worn out in his Master's service!
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Service of God: the Honour of'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/s/service-of-god-the-honour-of.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19