Pilgrim’s Progress was written by John Bunyan in the 1600s while he was in prison for his faith.
Mr. Honest and Mr. Contrite are talking about how things were going in their lives.
Mr. Contrite asks, “Pray, how fares it with you in your pilgrimage?”
Mr. Honest has this wonderful response, “…sometimes our way is clean, sometimes foul; sometimes uphill, sometimes downhill; we are seldom at a certainty: The wind is not always on our backs, nor is everyone a friend that we met in the way.”
This is true in the life of every Christian. Some today may preach a health-and-wealth message, but that is not the gospel. When we study the life of Christ, we see He didn’t even own a home, though Psalm 50:10 says: “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.”
As Christians, we should desire to say as Paul did in Philippians 4:11: “ for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
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