What is the Highest Science? What is the Mightiest Philosophy?

Read the words of young Charles Spurgeon.  May they challenge you and change you.

On the morning of January 7, 1855 he began his sermon like this:

‘The highest science…the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of the child of God is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father. There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity, so deep that our pride is drowned in its infinity…when we come to this master-science, finding that our plumb line cannot sound its depth, and that our eagle eye cannot see its height…we understand that no subject will humble the mind of man than the thoughts of God…But while the subject humbles the mind it also expands it. He who often thinks of God, will have a larger mind than the man who simply plods around this narrow globe…this subject is humbling, expanding, but also comforting…in contemplating Christ, there is a balm for every wound and a bandage for every sore. Would you then loose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then go, and plunge yourself in God’s deepest sea. Lose yourself in His ocean and you shall come forth as from rest, refreshed and invigorated…it is to this subject I invite you now.’

(Quoted in Knowing God, J.I. Packer, page 13-14)

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