The 'play room' of the soul?
Spurgeon, "The Eye and the Light" #2109
Did you ever have the light of God brought to
bear upon your imagination? Imagination is
the 'play room' of the soul. Here many a man
considers that he is without law. "Surely," says
he, "thought is free." The man gloats over sins
which he would fear to commit. He finds a
pleasure in thinking over lusts which his
circumstances compel him to avoid. In the
dark chambers of imagination the heart
commits adulteries, murders, thefts, and
all manner of infamies.
When the light of God falls upon the imagination,
the man shudders as he learns that "as he thinks in
his heart so is he". He trembles as he perceives that
the fond imagination of sin, is sin. Then is the floor
of imagination purged, and the foul dust and chaff
are driven into the fire. Imagination then gleams
in the light of God, and, having washed in the brazen
laver, sings songs on her stringed instruments unto
the God of her salvation, who has brought her out of
darkness into his marvelous light.