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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Mercies (Temporal): an Argument
If the Lord has enriched you in temporals, though you have not feared him, have you not every reason to expect that he will do as well for you in spirituals, if you ask him to do so? You call at a friend's house on horseback; he takes your horse into the stable, and is remarkably attentive to it; the creature is well groomed, well housed, well fed; you are not at all afraid that you will be shut out, there is surely a warm place in the parlour for the rider, where the horse is so well accommodated in the stable. Now, your body, which we may liken to the horse, has enjoyed temporal prosperity in abundance, and surely the Lord will take care of your soul if you seek his face! Let your prayer be,' My God, my Father, be my guide. Since thou hast dealt so well with me in these external matters, give me true riches, give me to love thy Son and trust in him, and so be henceforth thy child.'
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Mercies (Temporal): an Argument'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/m/mercies-temporal-an-argument.html. 1870.
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