Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ecclesiastes 7:25

“So I applied my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things.”  Ecclesiastes 7:25
We live in stirring days, when deeds are everything—when closet work is often neglected for active business, and little time is given to meditation.  Yet, with more thought and prayer—wholesome activity would be greater in the end, and all our actions more successful.  Time is not lost, which is spent in meditation—in searching wisdom’s ways, and seeking out profound realities.  There is one who often meditates—and yet accomplishes much.  There is another who hastens—and yet does little.  None works so heartily, nor reaps so full—as he whose wits are sharpened by prayer and meditation. Reading either Scripture or Christian books, apart from meditation, does little good.  It is much the same as not digesting what you eat—this only starves the soul.  How many read the Bible thus!

George Mylne, “Lessons for the Christian’s Daily Walk”  1859

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