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Evening, April 12, 2018 [Posted May 27, 2018]
“The king’s garden.”
Mention of the king’s garden by Nehemiah brings to mind the paradise which the King of kings prepared for Adam. Sin has utterly ruined that fair abode of all delights, and driven forth the children of men to till the ground, which yields thorns and briers unto them. My soul, remember the fall, for it was thy fall. Weep much because the Lord of love was so shamefully ill-treated by the head of the human race, of which thou art a member, as undeserving as any. Behold how dragons and demons dwell on this fair earth, which once was a garden of delights.
See yonder another King’s garden, which the King waters with his bloody sweat--Gethsemane, whose bitter herbs are sweeter far to renewed souls than even Eden’s luscious fruits. There the mischief of the serpent in the first garden was undone: there the curse was lifted from earth, and borne by the woman’s promised seed. My soul, bethink thee much of the agony and the passion; resort to the garden of the olive-press, and view thy great Redeemer rescuing thee from thy lost estate. This is the garden of gardens indeed, wherein the soul may see the guilt of sin and the power of love, two sights which surpass all others.
Is there no other King’s garden? Yes, my heart, thou art, or shouldst be such. How do the flowers flourish? Do any choice fruits appear? Does the King walk within, and rest in the bowers of my spirit? Let me see that the plants are trimmed and watered, and the mischievous foxes hunted out. Come, Lord, and let the heavenly wind blow at thy coming, that the spices of thy garden may flow abroad.
Nor must I forget the King’s garden of the church. O Lord, send prosperity unto it. Rebuild her walls, nourish her plants, ripen her fruits, and from the huge wilderness, reclaim the barren waste, and make thereof “a King’s garden.” Amen. Amen.
Some 'thoughts' from Charles H. Spurgeon Daily Devotions during the beginning of the new 'series' in 'Proverbs'. Proverbs, or, 'Getting Some Wisdom for Life'. Amen. Amen.
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All 'Abraham And Sarah Abraham And Sarah 'After-Suffering' A Life Of Faith Amazing Grace And Power Archive Reviews Articles For Review 'Bible Literacy Biblical Holy Matrimony 'Biblical Repentance' Biblical 'Wisdom' 'Blessed Assurance'! Children 'CHOICES' Christian Faith Creation 'Deception' Devotions Disobedience 'Ecclesiastes' Enoch EXALTATION Faith Pleases God Families 'FOR DAILY PRESENCE BEFORE THE LORD' 'Friends' 'Friends'? 'Fulfilled Prophecy' 'General And Leader' Joshau 'General And Leader' - Joshau God's Providence God's Word Grace Great Rebuilder Nehemiah Great Rebuilder - Nehemiah 'Grief And Joy' 'He Died For Me!' 'He Is Risen!' 'HIS SECOND COMING' 'Holy Matrimony' 'humble'. In 'Sanctuary' 'In The Sanctuary' In Times Gone By 'Jesus Christ' 'Jesus' Last Week On Earth' Jesus SAVES Job 'Job 'Job' Job And Friends 'Job's Friends' Job's God' 'John The Baptist' 'Joshua' 'King Solomon' Lessons For Today 'Living Under The Sun' 'Man's Wisdom' Meditation Meeting Jesus Christ 'None Righteous' 'No Partiality' Obedience Old Testament Or Covenant 'OUR FRIEND' 'PRAYER PRAYERS Prayers In Songs Prayers Of The Bible PRAYING' 'Pray Without Ceasing'. Proverbs Reading The Holy Bible Real Saving Faith Real - Saving - Faith Repentance For Today 'Repent And Believe'! RESURRECTION Reviewing And Going Forward 'Riches In Glory' For Today Righteous 'Suffering' 'Saints Of The Past' SALVATION 'Salvation NOW!' 'Second Men Series' 'Silence' 'Slowing Down' 'Solomon' 'songs Of Faith' Songs Of Our Faith 'Spokespersons For God' 'Suffering At God's Hand' 'Sweet Prayer' Tests Of A Righteous Man 'The Blood Of Jesus Christ' 'the Great Life?' The Man 'The Man Joshua' 'The Man - Joshua' The Man Nehemiah 'Then 'The Proverbs' The Proverbs 'The Sovereign Almighty! 'the Sovereignty Of GOD' TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE 'Train Them Well' Truth Truth Or Deception Unbelief 'WATCHING AND WAITING' WHAT WILL YOU DO?? When Bad Things Happen 'When God Speaks'! When To Be 'silent' 'Who Am I?' Wisdom 'Wisdom Is The Principle Thing' Women Of The Bible 'Worldly Wisdom' 'WORSHIP AND PRAISE'! 'Zacharias And Elisabeth'
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