Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - August 13
Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick. . . And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come He was there alone. —Matthew 14:14, 23
Do we, like Him, combine the two great elements of human character? Are our public duties, the cares, and business, and engrossments of the world, finely tempered and hallowed by a secret walk with God? If the world were to follow us from its busy thoroughfares, would it trace us to our family altars and our closet devotions?
Action and meditation are the two great components of Christian life, and the perfection of the religious character is to find the two in unison and harmony. —Macduff