Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Hen Which Does Not Sit On her Eggs

"A hen that soon leaves her nest, never hatches her chicks."

How can she? Patience is needed, and the quiet self-denial by which she renders up the warmth of her heart otherwise her eggs will lie as dead as stones!

Just so, a sudden glance at truth without meditation upon it, does not profit. The value of truth will never be known, by those who look at it and hurry on. They must brood over it, and cover it with their heart's love or it will never become living truth to their souls. We must apply ourselves to a doctrine, giving our whole soul and heart to it or we shall miss the blessing.

Lord, when I hear a sermon, or read in a good book let me not be as the hen which neither sits on her eggs, nor hatches them. But make me to ponder Your Word, and to rejoice over it as one who finds great spoil.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]


Joshua 1:8 ... This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalm 1:2 ... But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

1 Timothy 4:15 ... Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.❤