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Oct 12, 2008

Spiritual Sundays - Closets

A good word from Charles Spurgeon has a way of bringing our spiritual tires into alignment!

Charles Spurgeon - Psalm 119:15

I will meditate in Thy precepts. There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in His service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. Truth is something like the cluster of the vine: if we would have wine from it, we must bruise it; we must press and squeeze it many times. The bruiser's feet must come down joyfully upon the bunches, or else the juice will not flow; and they must well tread the grapes, or else much of the precious liquid will be wasted. So we must, by meditation, tread the clusters of truth, if we would get the wine of consolation therefrom. Our bodies are not supported by merely taking food into the mouth, but the process which really supplies the muscle, and the nerve, and the sinew, and the bone, is the process of digestion. It is by digestion that the outward food becomes assimilated with the inner life. Our souls are not nourished merely by listening awhile to this, and then to that, and then to the other part of divine truth. Hearing, reading, marking, and learning, all require inwardly digesting to complete their usefulness, and the inward digesting of the truth lies for the most part in meditating upon it. Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord, and be this our resolve this morning, "I will meditate in Thy precepts."
The Bible: Know it in your head, stow it in your heart,
show it in your life, sow it in the world. -Our Daily Bread

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4 comments:

char72 said...

Good post. There are so many things in life that take our attention off of the most important. It is a constant struggle.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Evening KJ,

Wonderful thoughts on your post, thank you for the reminder to take time to read and meditate! I enjoyed this very much.

Have a blessed week!
Kathi :)

PS
Your bloggie home is looking so pretty :)

Smilingsal said...

I've always liked Charles Spurgeon. Thanks for sharing. Come visit me and share my Spiritual Sunday post. Be sure to check out my sidebar as I'm giving away 3 books.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a great post. So many people go to church but choose not to pick up the Bible all week long and then blame it on the preacher that they are not being fed.
Thank-you for a great post.
Ginger