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Joined: 2007/4/12
Posts: 65



BrokenOne wrote:
This is something that blessed me very much when I first saw it posted. I thought it might fit well here.

Spurgeon, "The Love of God and the Patience of Christ"

If you receive the love of God fully into your
souls it will nourish the contemplative life.

You will want to be alone.

You will prefer to sit silently at Jesus' feet
while others wrangle over the little politics
of the day. You will give up being busy
bodies, talking in six peoples' houses in
an hour.

Quietude will charm you.

You will love no company so much as the
society of Him who is the Best and the Most.

To be with God in quiet will be your highest
enjoyment. You will not say, as some do,
"I must have recreation."

Contemplation of God is
recreation to the child of God.

It creates the soul anew. And is not
this the truest recreation?

Love to God will nourish the contemplative
life and so make us come forth as new
creatures, fresh from our Maker's holy hand.

I agree with this; however, there is another layer to receiving the love of God fully into our souls: loving others.

1 John 4:
7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Visiting other people and giving them attention is not always being a busybody. After all, God did not solely give us his love to keep all of this to ourselves. Jesus himself went out of his way to show love to people when he was on earth. Yes, he spent time contemplating and resting away from the world, but then he went back out into the world to serve more. Serving others is very important.
Forgive me if I overreacted to this, brother.


 2007/7/30 18:38Profile

Joined: 2007/6/7
Posts: 429
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


I agree with this; however, there is another layer to receiving the love of God fully into our souls: loving others.

Serving others is very important.

I agree with this. However, the topic of this thread was entertainment and that’s why I posted what I did. The point being – we have Jesus so what need do we have for entertainment. I agree that we shouldn’t become hermits and isolate ourselves from the very people who need to know our Jesus.

By the way, I’m a sister. :-)



 2007/7/30 20:25Profile

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