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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Eternal Things And Fleeting


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Afar off one can hardly tell which is mountain and which is cloud. The clouds rise with peaks and summits, all apparently as solid, and certainly as glistening, as the snow-clad Alps, so that the clearest eye might readily be deceived. Yet the mountain is unsubstantial as the cloud, and the cloud is never permanent as the mountain. So do the things of time appear to be all-important, far-reaching and enduring, and eternal things are not always of equal weight to the soul with those nearer at hand. Yet, despite all our instinctive judgments may suggest to the contrary, nothing earthly can ever be lasting, nothing in time can be worth considering compared with eternity. The cloudy philosophies of men may assume the shape of eternal truth, but the wind shall scatter them, while the great mountains of the divine word shall stand fast for ever and ever.



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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Eternal Things And Fleeting'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/e/eternal-things-and-fleeting.html. 1870.

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