Head Full of Froth?

Many of you know more about your magazines and novels–than what God has written! Many of you will read a novel from the beginning to the end, and what have you got? A head full of froth when you are done! But you cannot read the Bible–that solid, lasting, substantial, and satisfying food goes uneaten, locked up in the cupboard of neglect–while anything that man writes, a best-seller of the day–you greedily devour!

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Charles Spurgeon

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3 thoughts on “Head Full of Froth?

  1. One has to ask, what of now? There is so much to distract and destroy quiteness and musing. Or thinking as we know it to be.

    There is little quiteness in our world today. One cannot even go shopping without there being music played in the store. At the bank, there are tv screens with the news on.
    People walk around with mp3/4 players or ipods.

    And yet, as Christians, we should, in spite of the world and its distractions, possess the peace of God that passes all understanding, Phil 4:7.

    We should have inner peace.

    It is a tragedy, that Christians will seem to read anything other than the word of God.

    And their spiritual condition will weaken because of it.

    For example, when the da vinci code came out some years ago, the faith of some was sorely tried, because this novel made them question the Bible. And now we have the shack.
    And there are others also.

    But, it would help us to read Psalm 1.

    And after we have read it, live by it.

    God bless.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Dora,

    Oh, I agree. Things are much worse than in Spurgeon’s day.

    Today it seems many don’t read much more than the length of a text on their phone. Constant interruption from others, constant distraction. Any time when we are around a large group of youth that aren’t homeschooled, I’m shocked at how obsessed they are with texting.

    When we’ve been in restaurants I have often asked for the TV to be turned off or at least the volume turned down. It’s not like I walk in during the Alabama / Auburn game and ask that though. But if there is no one sitting around watching it I don’t mind asking. (If you knew my personality that would be funny because I used to never want to talk with strangers!) Often it has been an opportunity to explain why we don’t want the TV noise or why I’m not letting my children watch Oprah.

    See the picture for today’s post. Very convicting.

    Berean Wife

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