A Tale of the Foolish Drunk

Rev. Charles Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) taught this brief tale:

Be not like the foolish drunkard who, staggering home one night, saw his candle lit for him.

"Two candles!" exclaimed he, for his drunkenness made him see double.

"I will blow out one," and as he blew it out, in a moment he was in the dark.

Many a person sees double through the drunkenness of sin. He has one life to sow his wild oats in, and then he half expects another in which to turn to God. So, like a fool, he blows out the only candle that he has, and in the dark he will have to lie down forever.

Remember, you have only one sun, and after that sets, you will never reach your home.


each man is destined to die once and after that to face judgement. (Hebrews 9:27)

A man's second life will always be far better or far worse than his first. Heaven honors a man's earthly decisions in eternity.

Today's Soul Snippet:

'Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.' ~ Charles Spurgeon

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