Would you like to know a tremendous secret of success? Today’s devotional will give it to you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
“Some are…unable to do anything electively, because they are continually perplexed with a thousand wandering thoughts. They do not think rightly about anything, because they think in a loose fashion about everything. They never act as do the bees which I have often watched. These busy little creatures find the bell of a flower, and plunge right in till you cannot see them. What are they doing? They are getting all the honey that is stored at the bottom of the flower. Meanwhile, what has the butterfly done? He has flitted lightly over half the flowers of the garden, and he laughs at the bee for wasting so much time in one flower-bell; yet, at night, the butterfly has nothing to do but to die, while the bee has been storing her house with sweet nutriment. It is a blessed thing when we get right into the bell of the flower of the gospel, and are determined to penetrate its secret places, to extract the delicious essence of the Word, that we may feed thereon and grow thereby. It is no use having a brain that is taken up with fifty different subjects, and yet does not master any one of them.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 558]