September 2010


Among the Redeemed
Charles Spurgeon

HT: Apprising Ministries

Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. (Numbers 23:9)
 
Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the Lord fully within its bounds is very difficult.

There is such a mingling and mixing that one often sighs for “a lodge in some vast wilderness.” Certain it is that the Lord would have His people follow a separated path as to the world and come out decidedly and distinctly from it.

We are set apart by the divine decree, purchase, and calling, and our inward experience has made us greatly to differ from men of the world; and therefore our place is not in their Vanity Fair, nor in their City of Destruction, but in the narrow way where all true pilgrims must follow their Lord.

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A Time for Everything

 1There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven–
    2A time to give birth and a time to die;
         A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
    3A time to kill and a time to heal;
         A time to tear down and a time to build up.
    4A time to weep and a time to laugh;
         A time to mourn and a time to dance.
    5A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
         A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
    6A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
         A time to keep and a time to throw away.
    7A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
         A time to be silent and a time to speak.
    8A time to love and a time to hate;
         A time for war and a time for peace. 

        and life changes  . . . again