Monday, March 4, 2013

Spurgeon on Squirrels and Christians

This quote from Charles Spurgeon sounds like something I might say, so I thought I would share it.

“As I sat last year under a wide-spreading beech, I was pleased to mark with prying curiosity the singular habits of that most wonderful of trees, which seems to have an intelligence about it which other trees have not.

“I wondered and admired the beech, but I thought to myself, I do not think half as much of this beech tree as yonder squirrel does. I see him leap from bough to bough, and I feel sure that he dearly values the old beech tree, because he has his home somewhere inside it in a hollow place, these branches are his shelter, and those beech-nuts are his food. He lives upon the tree. It is his world, his playground, his granary, his home; indeed, it is everything to him, and it is not so to me, for I find my rest and food elsewhere.

“With God's Word it is well for us to be like squirrels, living in it and living on it. Let us exercise our minds by leaping from bough to bough of it, find our rest and food in it, and make it our all in all. We shall be the people that get the profit out of it if we make it to be our food, our medicine, our treasury, our armory, our rest, our delight. May the Holy Ghost lead us to do this and make the Word thus precious to our souls.”

-- Charles Spurgeon


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    1. Me, too. :)

      Thank you for commenting, BushMaid!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Jonathan! It's a great quote. :) During family devotions on Saturday nights we read Spurgeon sermons.

    1. Thank you for commenting, Ophelia! Yes, it is. :)

      I like reading his sermons.

  3. *smiles* That does sound like something you'd say. Thank you for sharing. :)

    1. I'm glad you think so. :)

      Thank you for commenting, Grace!