Charles Spurgeon – You Had Better Have Had A Little Light From Above

25 Feb

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Let us stop and consider the merciful nature of God, in having written us a Bible at all. Ah! he might have left us without it, to grope our dark way, as blind men seek the wall; he might have suffered us to wander on with the star of reason as our only guide. I recollect a story of Mr. Hume, who so constantly affirmed that the light of reason is abundantly sufficient. Being at a good minister’s house one evening, he had been discussing the question, and declaring his firm belief in the sufficiency of the light of nature. On leaving, the minister offered to hold him a candle to light him down the steps. He said “No; the light of nature would be enough; the moon would do.” It so happened that the moon was covered with a cloud, and he fell down the steps. “Ah!” said the minister, “you had better have had a little light from above, after all, Mr. Hume.” So, supposing the light of nature to be sufficient, we had better have a little light from above too, and then we shall be sure to be right. Better have two lights than only one. The light of creation is a bright light. God may be seen in the stars; his name is written in gilt letters on the brow of night; you may discover his glory in the ocean waves, yea, in the trees of the field; but it is better to read it in two books than in one. You will find it here more clearly revealed; for he has written this book himself, and he has given you the key to understand it, if you have the Holy Spirit. Ah, beloved, let us thank God for this Bible; let us love it; let us count it more precious than much fine gold.

~Charles Spurgeon~




Spurgeon’s Sermons (Spokane, Washington; Olive Tree Bible Software; 2010) eBook. Vol. 1, Sermon No. 15; Titled: The Bible; Delivered on Sabbath Morning, March 18th, 1855.

Books by Charles Spurgeon

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Biography of Charles Spurgeon

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3 Responses to “Charles Spurgeon – You Had Better Have Had A Little Light From Above”

  1. Al Pino February 25, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Thanks for this quote Bentley…it is so helpful on a dark Monday morning…I seek the light from above, God’s word to bring joy to my soul and light my path…Spurgeon’s illustrations are so helpful, I feel like Hume tumbling down stairs at times…thank God He lightens my way.

  2. lacykitkat February 25, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

  3. Jesaja 66:2 February 26, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    So good! Thanks

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