Attention!
10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Help us purchase electrical generators for churches.
Consider helping today!

Bible Dictionaries

Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Self-Dissatisfaction: a Spur


'During the nine years that I was his wife,' says the widow of the great artist Opie, 'I never saw him satisfied with one of his productions, and often, very often, have I seen him enter my sitting-room, and throwing himself in an agony of despondence on the sofa, exclaim, 'I never, never shall be a painter as long as I live!' It was a noble despair, such as is never felt by the self-complacent daubers of signboards, and it bore the panting aspirant up to one of the highest niches in the artistic annals of his country. The selfsame dissatisfaction with present attainments is a potent force to bear the Christian onward to' the most eminent degree of spirituality and holiness.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Self-Dissatisfaction: a Spur'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/s/self-dissatisfaction-a-spur.html. 1870.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z