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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Meditation: to Be Practiced
Those who would be in health do not sit still in their houses to breathe such air as may come to them, but they walk abroad and seek out rural and elevated spots that they may inhale the invigorating breezes; and thus those godly souls who would be in a vigorous spiritual state, do not merely think upon such holy doctrines as may come into their minds in the ordinary course of thought, but they give time to meditation, they walk abroad in the fields of truth, and endeavor to climb the heights of gospel promises. It is said that Enoch walked with God: here is not an idle but an active communion. The road to bodily health is said to be a footpath, and the way to spiritual health is to exercise one's self in holy contemplation.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Meditation: to Be Practiced'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/m/meditation-to-be-practiced.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13