Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life!

"Get up into the high mountain." Isaiah 40:9

by Spurgeon

Each believer should be thirsting for God,
for the living God, and longing to climb the
hill of the Lord, and see Him face to face.

We ought not to rest content in the mists of
the valley, when the summit of Tabor awaits us.

My soul thirsts to drink deep of the cup which
is reserved for those who reach the mountain's
summit, and bathe their brows in heaven.
How pure are the dews of the hills, how fresh
is the mountain air, how rich the fare of the
dwellers aloft, whose windows look into the
New Jerusalem!

Many saints are content to live like men in
coal mines, who see not the sun. They eat
dust like the serpent when they might taste
the ambrosial food of angels. They are content
to wear the miner's garb when they might put
on king's robes! Tears mar their faces when they
might anoint them with celestial oil.

Many a believer pines in a dungeon, when he
might walk on the palace roof, and view the
goodly land of Lebanon.

Rouse up, O believer, from your low condition!

Cast away your sloth, your lethargy,
your coldness, or whatever interferes
with your chaste and pure love to Christ,
your soul's Husband.

Make Him the source, the center, and the
circumference of all your soul's delight.

What enchants you into such folly as to
remain in a pit when you may sit on a throne?

Live not in the lowlands of bondage now that
mountain liberty is conferred upon you.

Rest no longer satisfied with your dwarfish
attainments, but press forward to things
more sublime and heavenly.

Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life!

Upward to heaven! Nearer to God!