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  • But Mary kept all these things in her heart and pondered them.

    Morning and Evening...Today's evening devotional from Charles Spurgeon.


    "But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."
    Luke 2:19
    There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory—she kept all these things; her affections—she kept them in her heart; her intellect—she pondered them; so that memory, affection, and understanding, were all exercised about the things which she had heard. Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what He has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond affections hold Him fast for evermore. Love the person of your Lord! Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection come streaming on His pierced feet. Let your intellect be exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read: stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave. Abide with your Lord: let Him not be to you as a wayfaring man, that tarrieth for a night, but constrain Him, saying, "Abide with us, for the day is far spent." Hold Him, and do not let Him go. The word "ponder, ' means to weigh. Make ready the balances of judgment. Oh, but where are the scales that can weigh the Lord Christ? "He taketh up the isles as a very little thing:"—who shall take Him up? "He weigheth the mountains in scales"—in what scales shall we weigh Him? Be it so, if your understanding cannot comprehend, let your affections apprehend; and if your spirit cannot compass the Lord Jesus in the grasp of understanding, let it embrace Him in the arms of affection.
    Luke 2:19
    Matt 9:13
    13 "But go and learn what this means: ' I DESIRE COMPASSION,AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
    NASU

  • #2
    I read this devotional today and I found it very beautiful... Thank you for reminding me
    ~ My testimony~

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    • #3
      Amen .
      The LORD is my Miracle

      G_d was gracious He has shown favor


      Hope is a seed
      God plants in our hearts
      to remind us
      there are better things ahead.
      -Holley Gerth

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brother Mark View Post
        Morning and Evening...Today's evening devotional from Charles Spurgeon.


        Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what He has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond affections hold Him fast for evermore. Love the person of your Lord! Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection come streaming on His pierced feet. Let your intellect be exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read: stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave. Abide with your Lord: let Him not be to you as a wayfaring man, that tarrieth for a night, but constrain Him, saying, "Abide with us, for the day is far spent." Hold Him, and do not let Him go.
        I like this. Thanks.
        Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.
        Psalm 62:5
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        • #5
          very cool!

          awesome thanks for posting this.

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          • #6
            Yes, thanks...I tend to speak before I think sometimes. It means I am spontaneous and genuine but it can get me into trouble.
            Matthew 16:26

            http://letthemplaytheirinstruments.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Just read this devotional and these words from it really speak to my heart.

              "Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave."

              So, to swim in it's depths!
              "The flowers appear on the earth,
              the time of singing has come,
              and the voice of the turtledove
              is heard in our land
              ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wiseoldowl View Post
                Just read this devotional and these words from it really speak to my heart.

                "Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave."

                So, to swim in it's depths!
                Wow! I missed that somehow. Great insight. Spurgeon had such a way with words. He could paint a picture better than most anyone.
                Matt 9:13
                13 "But go and learn what this means: ' I DESIRE COMPASSION,AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
                NASU

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brother Mark View Post
                  Wow! I missed that somehow. Great insight. Spurgeon had such a way with words. He could paint a picture better than most anyone.
                  Amen to that!
                  "The flowers appear on the earth,
                  the time of singing has come,
                  and the voice of the turtledove
                  is heard in our land
                  ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)

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                  • #10
                    That was so beautiful it prompted me to go to Wikipedia and read more about Charles Spurgeon. It said he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers" and I can see why.
                    Thank you.

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