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Spurgeon’s Dove

June 24, 2011

“I looked at Christ and the dove of peace flew into my heart. I looked at the dove and it flew away.” –  Charles Spurgeon

Hopefully the meaning here is clear; when you take your eyes off Christ and focus instead on His blessings/gifts (peace, joy, humility, etc) they will disappear. I heard this quote a long time ago, and it has stuck with me over the years, and reminds me of the importance of making “the main thing the main thing.” Keeping Christ and the Gospel as the focal point of our attention and satisfaction. Because even good things (peace, humility, etc) when they become the focus turn into idols.

Don’t focus on the dove.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bella permalink
    July 11, 2011 6:10 pm

    What artist painted this dove?

  2. Vickie permalink
    July 19, 2011 4:36 am

    Spurgeon is the man! He can say things in such a flowery, expressive way, or he can be simple. But, he gets his point across.

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