verse of the day

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Why are you sleeping. [ Luke 22 v46 ]

I read this from that old devotional by ,C.H.Spurgeon,'Morning and Evening,' the reading has these words spoken by our Saviour,''Why sleep ye? ,rise and pray,lest ye enter temptation.''
 ''When is the Christian most liable to sleep?Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous?Have you not found it so?When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace,were you not more wakeful than you are now?.Easy roads make sleepy travellers.........depend upon it,it is in easy places that men shut their eyes and wander into the dreamy land of forgetfulness.Old Erskine wisely remarked,''I like a roaring devil than a sleeping devil.''There is no temptation as not being tempted.The distressed soul does not sleep;it is when we enter into peaceful confidence and full assurance that we are in danger of slumbering.Take heed,joyous Christian,good frames are near neighbours  to temptations; be as happy as
you will,only be watchful.''
                      '' The greatest danger was victory''
                               [Eric Liddell ]

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