Category Archives: Evening’s With Spurgeon

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.26.24

“Continue in the faith.”~ Acts 14:22 ~ Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has made me what I am,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.25.24

“And they rose up the same hour, and returned Jerusalem . . . and they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them.”~ Luke 24:33,35 ~ When the two disciples had reached Emmaus, and were refreshing themselves at the evening meal, the mysterious stranger who had so enchanted them upon the road, took… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.24.24

“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.”~ Philippians 1:27 ~ The word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and thus we are commanded to let our… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.23.24

“Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money.”~ Isaiah 43:24 ~ Worshippers at the temple were wont to bring presents of sweet perfumes to be burned upon the altar of God: but Israel, in the time of her backsliding, became ungenerous, and made but few votive offerings to her Lord: this was an evidence of coldness of heart towards… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.22.24

“Behold, Thou art fair, my Beloved.”~ Song of Solomon 1:16 ~ From every point our Well-beloved is most fair. Our various experiences are meant by our heavenly Father to furnish fresh standpoints from which we may view the loveliness of Jesus; how amiable are our trials when they carry us aloft where we may gain clearer views of Jesus than… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.21.24

“There is corn in Egypt.”~ Genesis 42:2 ~ Famine pinched all the nations, and it seemed inevitable that Jacob and his family should suffer great want; but the God of providence, who never forgets the objects of electing love, had stored a granary for His people by giving the Egyptians warning of the scarcity, and leading them to treasure up… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.20.24

“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.”~ Hosea 11:4 ~ Our heavenly Father often draws us with the cords of love; but ah! how backward we are to run towards Him! How slowly do we respond to His gentle impulses! He draws us to exercise a more simple faith in Him; but we have not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.19.24

“And he requested for himself that he might die.”~ 1 Kings 19:4 ~ It was a remarkable thing that the man who was never to die, for whom God had ordained an infinitely better lot, the man who should be carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and be translated, that he should not see death should thus pray,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.18.24

“Afterward.”~ Hebrews 12:11 ~ How happy are tried Christians, afterwards. No calm more deep than that which succeeds a storm. Who has not rejoiced in clear shinings after rain? Victorious banquets are for well-exercised soldiers. After killing the lion we eat the honey; after climbing the Hill Difficulty, we sit down in the arbour to rest; after traversing the Valley… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.17.24

“Thou art My servant; I have chosen thee.”~ Isaiah 41:9 ~ If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be His name, we are His servants, wearing His livery, feeding at His table, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.16.24

“And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle, and your beasts.”~ 2 Kings 3:16,17 ~ The armies of the three kings were famishing… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.15.24

“Made perfect.”~ Hebrews 12:23 ~ Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate experience soon teaches us this. Within us are still lusts… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.14.24

“He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom.”~Isaiah 40:11 ~ Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Why doth He carry the lambs in His bosom? Because He hath a tender heart, and any weakness at once melts His heart. The sighs, the ignorance, the feebleness… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.13.24

Thou art my portion, O Lord.”~ Psalm 119:57 ~ Look at thy possessions, O believer, and compare thy portion with the lot of thy fellowmen. Some of them have their portion in the field; they are rich, and their harvests yield them a golden increase; but what are harvests compared with thy God, who is the God of harvests? What… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.12.24

“Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again.”~ Genesis 46:3,4 ~ Jacob must have shuddered at the thought of leaving the land of his father’s sojourning, and dwelling among heathen strangers. It was a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.11.24

“Only be thou strong and very courageous.”~ Joshua 1:7 ~ Our God’s tender love for His servants makes Him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text it… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.10.24

“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”~ John 1:14 ~ Believer, You can bear your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, if He be human to all the world beside. He has done that for… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.09.24

“Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field . . . let us see if the vine flourish.”~ Song of Solomon 7:11,12 ~ The church was about to engage in earnest labour, and desired her Lord’s company in it. She does not say, “I will go,” but “let us go.” It is blessed working when Jesus is at… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.08.24

“Acquaint now thyself with Him.”~ Job 22:21 ~ If we would rightly “acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace,” we must know Him as He has revealed Himself, not only in the unity of His essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of His persons. God said, “Let us make man in our own image let not man… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.07.24

“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.“~ John 5:8 ~ Like many others, the impotent man had been waiting for a wonder to be wrought, and a sign to be given. Wearily did he watch the I pool, but no angel came, or came not for him; yet, thinking it to be his only chance, he… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.06.24

“All the days of my appointed time will I wait.”~ Job 14:14 ~ A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of glory.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.05.24

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”~ Proverbs 16:20 ~ Wisdom is man’s true strength; and, under its guidance, he best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment, and presents the noblest occupation for his powers; hence by… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.04.24

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible.”~ 1 Peter 1:23 ~ Peter most earnestly exhorted the scattered saints to love each other “with a pure heart fervently” and he wisely fetched his argument, not from the law, from nature, or from philosophy, but from that high and divine nature which God hath implanted in His people. Just… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.03.24

“A very present help.” ~ Psalm 46:1 ~ Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell Him all thy… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.02.24

“These all died in faith.”~ Hebrews 11:13 ~ Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, “they all died in faith.” In… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.01.24

“I am the rose of Sharon.”~ Song of Solomon 2:1 ~ Whatever there may be of beauty in the material world, Jesus Christ possesses all that in the spiritual world in a tenfold degree. Amongst flowers the rose is deemed the sweetest, but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul than the rose can in the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.30.24

“How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God.”~ Psalm 139:17 ~ Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside His mind from us, has us always before His eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.29.24

“The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.”~ Psalm 149:4 ~ How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people’s interests which He does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.28.24

“All the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.”~ Ezekiel 3:7 ~ Are there no exceptions? No, not one. Even the favoured race are thus described. Are the best so bad then what must the worst be? Come, my heart, consider how far thou hast a share in this universal accusation, and while considering, be ready to take shame unto… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.27.24

“The Lord is King for ever and ever.”~ Psalm 10:16 ~ Jesus Christ is no despotic claimant of divine right, but He is really and truly the Lord’s anointed! “It hath pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell.” God hath given to Him all power and all authority. As the Son of man, He is now head… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.26.24

“Blessed is he that watcheth.”~ Revelation 16:15 ~ We die daily,” said the apostle. This was the life of the early Christians; they went everywhere with their lives in their hands. We are not in this day called to pass through the same fearful persecutions: if we were, the Lord would give us grace to bear the test; but the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.25.24

“If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.”~ Revelation 3:20 ~ What is your desire this evening? Is it set upon heavenly things? Do you long to enjoy the high doctrine of eternal love? Do you desire liberty in very close communion with God? Do you aspire to know the heights, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.24.24

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”~ Song of Solomon 2:12 ~ Sweet is the season of spring: the long and dreary winter helps us to appreciate its genial warmth, and its promise of summer enhances its present delights. After periods… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.23.24

“Lo, in the midst of the throne . . . stood a Lamb as it had been slain.”~ Revelation 5:6 ~ Why should our exalted Lord appear in His wounds in glory? The wounds of Jesus are His glories, His jewels, His sacred ornaments. To the eye of the believer, Jesus is passing fair because He is “white and ruddy”… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 04.22.24

“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night.”~ Psalm 91:5 ~ What is this terror? It may be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or fancied appearances, or the shriek of sudden sickness or death. We live in the world of death and sorrow, we may therefore look for ills as well in the night-watches… (more…)

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