Maintaining Spiritual Warmth

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  • Philip Henry’s advice to his daughter: “If you would keep warm in this cold season (January, 1692), take these four directions:

    1. Get into the sun; under his blessed beams there are warmth and comfort.

    2. Go near the fire. “Is not my word like a fire?” How many cheering passages are there!

    3. Keep in motion and action – stirring up the grace and gift of God that is in you.

    4. Seek Christian communion. “How can one be warm alone?”

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Feathers for Arrows, p. 237


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.