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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Temptation

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Many horses fall at the bottom of a hill because the driver thinks the danger past and the need to hold the reins with firm grip less pressing. So it is often with us when we are not specially tempted to overt sin, we are the more in danger through slothful ease. I think it was Ralph Erskine who said, 'There is no devil so bad as no devil.' The worst temptation that ever overtakes us, is, in some respects, preferable to our becoming carnally secure and neglecting to watch and pray.


'More the treacherous calm I dread
Than tempests rolling overhead.'



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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Temptation'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/t/temptation.html. 1870.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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