Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Keeping the heart

for August 26

If we would have wheat we must plough and sow; if we wish for flowers we must plant a garden, and tend it with care.

Now, contentment is Heaven's earthly paradise, and if we would enjoy its fruits and flowers we must cultivate it, and look well to the soil of our hearts.

It is the new nature alone that can produce the flower called heartsease, and even then we must be specially careful lest ambition or unbelief should choke it.

[From the original Spurgeon Birthday Book published by Passmore & Alabaster, London.]


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