In John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come, Christian sings this song:
When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb'ring eyes.
Saints' fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.
"Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone are very liable to grow drowsy. Keep Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress on the road to heaven."
Read Stay Awake, by Alistair Begg at One Place
Aye, Alistair! Thank you so much for this wonderful article. It prompts me to give thanks to God for my Christian brothers and sisters. These, the most precious and valuable treasures in my life.
"Christian, will you sleep while the pearly gates are open--the songs of angels waiting for you to join them--a crown of gold ready for your brow? Ah, no! In holy fellowship continue to watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation."