John 12:26 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New TestamentThat is, "If any man assumes the title, and enters into the sacred engagement of being Christ's servant, let his conversation correspond with his profession, and let him be willing to follow me in the thorny path of affliction and sufferings from this assurance, That all his grievous sufferings shall end in eternal joys; Where I am, there shall my servant be, and him will my Father honour.
Learn hence, 1. That all that will be Christ's servants, must be his followers: they must obey his doctrine, and imitate his example.
2. That Christ's servants must not expect better usage at the hand of an unknown world, than he their master met with before them.
3. That such as serve Christ by following of him, shall at death see him as he is, and be with him where he is: Where I am, there shall also my servant be.
4. That God will crown the fidelity and constancy of Christ's servants, with the highest dignity and honour: If any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
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Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament
William Burkitt (1650 - 1703) was a Church of England clergyman, bible expositor, and devotional writer.
Volume 1: Matthew - John, was published in 1700.
Volume 2: Acts - Revelation was published 1703.