Category Archives: Faith’s Check Book C.H. Spurgeon

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.21.24

Shine as Many Stars “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”~ Daniel 12:3 ~ Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.20.24

Looking for Him “Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”~ Hebrews 9:28 ~ This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But that… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.19.24

Heavy-Duty Shoes “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.”~ Deuteronomy 33:25 ~ Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength. As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall not go barefoot this would not be… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.18.24

Wilderness Communion “I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.” ~ Hosea 2:14 ~ The goodness of God sees us allured by sin, and it resolves to try upon us the more powerful allurements of love. Do we not remember when the Lover of our souls first cast a spell upon us and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.16.24

Word to Him Who Halts “I will save her that halteth.”~ Zephaniah 3:19 ~ There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet “her that halteth” twenty times in an hour. They are in the right road and exceedingly anxious to run in it with diligence, but they are lame and make a sorry walk… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.15.24

The Mourner Comforted “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”~ Matthew 5:4 ~ By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude. What He has joined together let no man put asunder. Mourning for sin… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.14.24

Burdens Cast on Him “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”~ Psalm 55:22 ~ It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou art… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.13.24

Implicit Trust “For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.”~ Jeremiah 39:18 ~ Behold the protecting power of trust in God. The great men of Jerusalem fell by the sword, but poor Ebed-melech… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.12.24

Whom, When, How to Deliver “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”~ 2 Peter 2:9 ~ The godly are tempted and tried. That is not true faith which is never put to the test. But the godly are delivered out of their trials,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.11.24

Never Separated from God “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this?”~ John 11:26 ~ Yes, Lord, we believe it; we shall never die. Our soul may be separated from our body, and this is death of a kind; but our soul shall never be separated from God, which is the true death the death… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.10.24

Love the Church “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.”~ Psalm 102:13-14 ~ Yes, our prayers for the church will be heard. The set time is come. We love the prayer meetings, and the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.09.24

Faithful and Useful “Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.”~ Psalm 101:6 ~ If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.08.24

An Angel Encampment “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”~ Psalm 34:7 ~ We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and night.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.07.24

A Mountain Choir “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.”~ Isaiah 49:13 ~ So sweet are the comforts of the Lord, that not only the saints themselves may sing of them, but even the heavens and the earth… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.06.24

His Love; His Gift; His Son For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16 ~ Of all the stars in the sky, the polestar is the most useful to the mariner. This text is a polestar, for it has guided… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.06.24

Go; Take Your Property “Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.” ~ Deuteronomy 1:21 ~ There is a heritage of grace which we ought to be bold enough to win for our possession. All that… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.05.24

Complete Deliverance “But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.”~ Jeremiah 39:17 ~ When the Lord’s faithful ones are suffering for Him, they shall have sweet messages of love from Himself, and sometimes they shall have glad tidings for those… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.04.24

The Word, Necessary Food “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”~ Matthew 4:4 ~ If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.03.24

A Guide All the Way “He will be my guide even unto death.”~ Psalm 48:14 ~ We need a guide. Sometimes we would give all that we have to be told exactly what to do and where to turn. We are willing to do right, but we do not know which one of two roads we are to follow. Oh,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.02.24

Refreshing Sleep So he giveth his beloved sleep.~ Psalm 127:2 ~ Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have need of before we ask Him. We may therefore go to our beds at the proper hour and not wear… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.01.24

God With Us “God shall be with ye” ~ Genesis 48:21 ~ Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, “God shall be with you.” When our dearest relations or our most helpful friends are called home by death, we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.30.24

Back, Then Forward “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.”~ Ezekiel 16:60 ~ Notwithstanding our sins, the Lord is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into covenant… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.29.24

Invitation to Pray “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”~ Jeremiah 33:3 ~ God encourages us to pray. They tell us that prayer is a pious exercise which has no influence except upon the mind engaged in it. We know better. Our experience gives the lie a thousand… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.28.24

One Look from the Lord! “And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?” ~ Judges 6:14 ~ What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.27.24

Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.”~ Psalm 140:13 ~ Oh, that my heart may be upright, that I may always be able to bless the name of the Lord! He is so good to those that be good, that I would fain be among them and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.26.24

It Will Not Be Long “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”~ James 5:8 ~ The last word in the Canticle of love is, “Make haste, my beloved,” and among the last words of the Apocalypse we read, “The Spirit and the Bride say, Come”; to which the heavenly Bridegroom answers, “Surely… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.25.24

A Staircase to Heaven “And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”~ John 1:51 ~ Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that kingdom… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.24.24

The Lord’s “Much More” “And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.”~ 2 Chronicles 25:9 ~ If you have made a mistake, bear the loss… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.23.24

The Enemy Frustrated “Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.”~ 2 Kings 19:32 ~ Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. The… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.22.24

He with Us; We with Him “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.” ~ Proverbs 10:27 ~ There is no doubt about it. The fear of the Lord leads to virtuous habits, and these prevent that waste of life which comes of sin and vice. The holy rest which springs out… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.21.24

A Woman’s War “The Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.”~ Judges 4:9 ~ Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. Barak, the man, though called to the war, had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, and so the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.20.24

The Lord Our Companion “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”~ Psalm 23:4 ~ Sweet are these words in describing a deathbed assurance. How many have repeated them in their last hours with intense delight! But the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.19.24

A Sound Heart “Let my heart be sound in thy statutes: that I be not ashamed.”~ Psalm 119:80 ~ We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so. See, the prayer is for soundness of heart. A… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.18.24

God Himself Shall Work “Now will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.” ~ Isaiah 33:10 ~ When the spoilers had made the land as waste as if devoured by locusts, and the warriors who had defended the country sat down and wept like women, then the Lord came to the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.17.24

Our Field of Battle “For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”~ Deuteronomy 20:4 ~ We have no enemies but the enemies of God. Our fights are not against men but against spiritual wickednesses. We war with the devil and the blasphemy and error and despair which… (more…)

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