The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The following excerpt is from The Golden Alphabet, pages 150-151, Pilgrim Publications.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalm 119:67
Trials - Thorn-hedge - Pasture - Prosperity - Gap
Often our trials act as a thorn-hedge to keep us in the good pasture; but our prosperity is a gap through which we go astray. If any of us remember a time in which we had no trouble, we also probably recollect that then grace was low, and temptation was strong.
It may be that some believer cries, “Oh that it were with me as in those summer days before I...
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