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It is said that some years ago a vessel sailing on the northern coast of the South American continent was observed to make signals of distress. When hailed by another vessel, they reported themselves as "Dying for water!"

"Dip it up then," was the response. "You are in the mouth of the Amazon river."

There was fresh water all around them, and they had nothing to do but to dip it up, and yet they were dying of thirst because they thought themselves surrounded by sea water.

People are often ignorant of God and without His Word. How sad that they should perish for lack of knowledge!

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Quotable Spurgeon, (Wheaton: Harold Shaw Pub Inc, 1990)

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