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World: Not to Build Too Confidently On It

Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

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In Chili where the ground is subject to frequent shocks of earthquake, the houses are built of lowly height and of unenduring structure; it is of little use to dig deep foundations, and pile up high walls where the very earth is unstable; it would be foolish to build as for ages when the whole edifice may be in ruins in a week. Herein we read a lesson as to our worldly schemes and possessions: this poor fleeting world deserves not that we should build our hopes and joys upon it as though they could last us long. We must treat it as a treacherous soil, and build but lightly on it, and we shall be wise.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'World: Not to Build Too Confidently On It'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​w/world-not-to-build-too-confidently-on-it.html. 1870.
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