Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The more grace a man has...

I hope that from our youth we have known the necessity of dependence upon God, but I am certain that dependence is a growing feeling. Growing Christians think themselves nothing; full-grown Christians think  themselves less than nothing. Good men are like ships, the fuller they are the lower they sink in the stream. The more grace a man has the more he complains of his want of grace. Grace is not a kind of food which creates a sense of fullness, but as I have heard of some meats that you can eat them till you are hungry, so it is with grace, the more you receive the more you long for.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "The Old Man's Sermon," delivered September 26, 1875. Image by Diego Torres Silvestre on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

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