Monday, June 2, 2008

A Blessing To The City

“The city is full of care, and he who has to go there from day to day finds it to be a place of great wear and tear. It is full of noise, and stir, and bustle, and sore travail; many are its temptations, losses, and worries. But to go there with the divine blessing takes off the edge of its difficulty; to remain there with that blessing is to find pleasure in its duties, and strength equal to its demands.

“A blessing in the city may not make us great, but it will keep us good; it may not make us rich, but it will preserve us honest. Whether we are porters, or clerks, or managers, or merchants, or magistrates, the city will afford us opportunities for usefulness. It is good fishing where there are shoals of fish, and it is hopeful to work for our Lord amid the thronging crowds.”

- Charles Spurgeon


Kevin Cawley said...

This is a fantastic quote! What is the source?

Todd Pruitt said...


I found that quote in Phil Ryken's book "Courage to Stand." He does not give the reference. Anyway, Ryken's book, which is a fairly brief exposition of Jeremiah is published by Crossway and worth the read.

Blessings to you on this coming Sunday. We are praying for Redeemer Fellowship!