Tuesday, December 27, 2011

To Teach you to Live by Faith - Charles Spurgeon

It is a common error of young converts that they attempt to live by their experience, instead of tracing their life up to its precious source. I have known persons rejoicing in the fullest assurance one day, and sinking into the deepest despondency the next. The Lord will sometimes strip you of the leaves of evidence to teach you to live by faith, as John Kent says—


"If to-day he deigns to bless us
With a sense of pardoned sin;
He to-morrow may distress us
Make us feel the plague within;
All to make us
Sick of self and fond of him."


Charles Spurgeon From the Sermon The Leafless Tree March 8, 1857
Hymn Writer John Kent 1766 - 1843

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