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Food and Rest !!!!!!

24 Aug
Food and Rest !!!!!!

I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:15)

Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full. Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human “thought,” but the Lord feeds them upon the solid, substantial truth of divine revelation. There is real nutriment for the soul in Scripture brought home to the heart by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself is the true life-sustaining Food of believers. Here our Great Shepherd promises that such sacred nourishment shall be given us by His own self. If, on the Lord’s Day, our earthly shepherd is empty-handed, the Lord is not.

When filled with holy truth the mind rests. Those whom Jehovah feeds are at peace. No dog shall worry them, no wolf shall devour them, no restless propensities shall disturb them. They shall lie down and digest the food which they have enjoyed. The doctrines of grace are not only sustaining but consoling: in them we have the means for building up and lying down. If preachers do not give us rest, let us look to the Lord for it.

This day may the Lord cause us to feed in the pastures of the Word and make us to lie down in them. May no folly and no worry but meditation and peace mark this day.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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6 responses to “Food and Rest !!!!!!

  1. mzpresser

    August 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Thank you and needed

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    • Levi Thetford

      August 24, 2014 at 7:09 am

      πŸ˜€

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    • Levi Thetford

      August 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

      My pleasure. Have a better day. Praying you and your daughter are recovering well. πŸ˜€

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      • mzpresser

        August 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        Verdict’s in she has strep 😦

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  2. Susan Irene Fox

    August 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

    “not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human ‘thought,’ but the Lord feeds them upon the solid, substantial truth of divine revelation.” Oh, how peaceful it is. Wonderful quote, Levi.

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