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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Love of God: Shed Abroad by the Holy Ghost
Frequently at the great Roman games, the emperors, in order to gratify the citizens of Rome, would cause sweet perfumes to be rained down upon them through the awning which covered the amphitheatre. Behold the vases, the huge vessels of perfume! Yes, but there is nought here to delight you so long as the jars are sealed; but let the vases be opened, and the vessels be poured out, and let the drops of perfumed rain begin to descend, and every one is refreshed and gratified thereby. Such is the love of God. There is a richness and a fulness in it, but it is not perceived till the Spirit of God pours it out like the rain of fragrance over the heads and hearts of all the living children of God. See, then, the need of having the love of God shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Ghost!
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Love of God: Shed Abroad by the Holy Ghost'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/l/love-of-god-shed-abroad-by-the-holy-ghost.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27