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 Stay Close to the Nest

Stay Close to the Nest

Proverbs 27:8
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

The moment a Christian wanders away from his place,—that is, from the simplicity of his faith in Jesus,—that moment he departs from his safe shelter in the solid rock. What Christ did, what Christ is, what Christ has promised we cling to as the home of our faith. The sinner that seeks solace elsewhere, that moment he is like a bird that wanders from her nest. The bird away from her nest has no comfort; the instincts of nature make her feel during her incubation that the nest is her proper place. And when the Christian gets away from the cross, the new-born instincts within him make him feel that he is out of his proper position. The cross is the true rest of the Christian. We are like Noah’s dove, there is no rest for the sole of our feet except in the ark; we may search the world around, and fly over the great waste of waters, but there never shall be found rest anywhere but at the cross.
Oh, Christian! do not leave your nest.… Let the joy we have had in Christ constrain us still to cling to him.

Charles H. Spurgeon, Sermons of Rev. C.H. Spurgeon.

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