Category Archives: ~ To God Be the Glory ~

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.20.24

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”~ Matthew 4:1 ~ A holy character does not avert temptation Jesus was tempted. When Satan tempts us, his sparks fall upon tinder; but in Christ’s case, it was like striking sparks on water; yet the enemy continued his evil work. Now, if the devil… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.20.24

Continual Guidance “The LORD shall guide thee continually”  ~ Isaiah 5 8:11 ~ What aileth thee? Hast thou lost thy way? Art thou entangled in a dark wood and canst thou not find thy paths? Stand still, and see the salvation of God. He knows the way, and He will direct thee in it if thou cry unto Him. Every… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.20.24

“God, that comforteth those that are cast down.”~ 2 Corinthians 7:6 ~ And who comforteth like Him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.19.24

“He first findeth his own brother Simon.”~ John 1:41 ~ This case is an excellent pattern of all cases where spiritual life is vigorous. As soon as a man has found Christ, he begins to find others. I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself. True grace… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.19.24

Better Farther On“Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more”  Nahum 1.12 There is a limit to affliction. God sends it, and God removes it. Do you sigh and say, “When will the end be?” Remember that our griefs will surely and finally end when this poor earthly life is over, Let us quietly wait and patiently… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.19.24

“Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them.”~ Ezekiel 36:37 ~ Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication. You have found this true in… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.18.24

“Father, I have sinned.”~ Luke 15:18 ~ It is quite certain that those whom Christ has washed in His precious blood need not make a confession of sin, as culprits or criminals, before God the Judge, for Christ has for ever taken away all their sins in a legal sense, so that they no longer stand where they can be… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.18.24

God Will Answer “He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them” ~ Psalm 145:19 ~ His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.18.24

“Shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.~ Job 10:2 ~ Perhaps, O tried soul, the Lord is doing this to develop thy graces. There are some of thy graces which would never be discovered if it were not for thy trials. Dost thou not know that thy faith never looks so grand in summer weather as it does in winter?… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.17.24

“Whereas the Lord was there.”~ Ezekiel 35:10 ~ Edom’s princes saw the whole country left desolate, and counted upon its easy conquest; but there was one great difficulty in their way quite unknown to them The Lord was there”; and in His presence lay the special security of the chosen land. Whatever may be the machinations and devices of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.17.24

God Can Make You Strong “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded” ~ 2 Chronicles 15.7 ~ God had done great things for King Asa and Judah, but yet they were a feeble folk. Their feet were very tottering in the ways of the LORD, and their hearts very hesitating,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.17.24

“Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.”~ Genesis 25:11 ~ Hagar had once found deliverance there and Ishmael had drank from the water so graciously revealed by the God who liveth and seeth the sons of men; but this was a merely casual visit, such as worldlings pay to the Lord in times of need, when it serves their turn. They… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.16.24

“Thy good Spirit.”~ Nehemiah 9:20 ~ Common, too common is the sin of forgetting the Holy Spirit. This is folly and ingratitude. He deserves well at our hands, for He is good, supremely good. As God, He is good essentially. He shares in the threefold ascription of Holy, holy, holy, which ascends to the Triune Jehovah. Unmixed purity and truth,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.16.24

You Deal with God “I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man.”~ Hosea 11:9 ~ The Lord thus makes known His sparing mercies. It may be that the reader is now under heavy displeasure, and everything threatens his speedy doom. Let the text hold him… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.16.24

“I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.“~ Philippians 4:11 ~ These words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. “Ill weeds grow apace.” Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. We need not sow thistles and brambles; they come up naturally enough, because… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.15.24

“Whereby they have made Thee glad.”~ Psalm 45:8 ~ And who are thus privileged to make the Saviour glad? His church His people. But is it possible? He makes us glad, but how can we make Him glad? By our love. Ah! we think it so cold, so faint; and so, indeed, we must sorrowfully confess it to be, but… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.15.24

Ever Mindful “The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us.”~ Psalm 115:12 ~ I can set my seal to that first sentence. Cannot you? Yes, Jehovah has thought of us, provided for us, comforted us, delivered us, and guided us. In all the movements of His providence He has been mindful of us, never overlooking our mean… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.15.24

“To Him be glory both now and forever.”~ 2 Peter 3:18 ~ Heaven will be full of the ceaseless praises of Jesus. Eternity! thine unnumbered years shall speed their everlasting course, but forever and for ever, “to Him be glory.” Is He not a “Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek”? “To Him be glory.” Is He not king… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.14.24

“She was healed immediately.”~ Luke 8:47 ~ One of the most touching and teaching of the Saviour’s miracles is before us to-night. The woman was very ignorant. She imagined that virtue came out of Christ by a law of necessity, without His knowledge or direct will. Moreover, she was a stranger to the generosity of Jesus’ character, or she would… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.14.24

“And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.~ 2 Kings 25:30 ~ Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king’s palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.14.24

Mercy to the Undeserving “He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.”~ Psalm 32:10 ~ O fair reward of trust! My Lord, grant it me to the full! The truster above all men feels himself to be a sinner; and lo, mercy is prepared for him: he knows himself to have no deservings, but mercy comes in… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.13.24

Blessed in the Field “Blessed shalt thou be in the field.” ~ Deuteronomy 28:3 ~ So was Isaac blessed when he walked therein at eventide to meditate. How often has the Lord met us when we have been alone! The hedges and the trees can bear witness to our joy. We look for such blessedness again. So was Boaz blessed… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.13.24

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.”~ 1 John 3:1,2 ~ Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us. Consider who we were, and what… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.13.24

“There is therefore now no condemnation.”~ Romans 8:1 ~ Come, my soul, think thou of this. Believing in Jesus, thou art actually and effectually cleared from guilt; thou art led out of thy prison. Thou art no more in fetters as a bond-slave; thou art delivered now from the bondage of the law; thou art freed from sin, and canst… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.12.24

“He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.”~ John 14:16 ~ Great Father revealed Himself to believers of old before the coming of His Son, and was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the God Almighty. Then Jesus came, and the ever-blessed Son in His own proper person, was the delight of His… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.12.24

God Delights to Give “And the Lord said unto Abraham, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward, for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”~ Genesis 13:14-15 ~ A… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.12.24

“For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.”~ 2 Corinthians 1:5 ~ There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales in this side He puts His people’s trials, and in that He puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.11.24

“Thou hast left thy first love.”~ Revelation 2:4 ~ Ever to be remembered is that best and brightest of hours, when first we saw the Lord, lost our burden, received the roll of promise, rejoiced in full salvation, and went on our way in peace. It was spring time in the soul; the winter was past; the mutterings of Sinai’s… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.11.24

Are the Children In? “I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.”~ Isaiah 44:3 ~ Our dear children have not the Spirit of God by nature, as we plainly see. We see much in them which makes us fear as to their future, and this drives us to agonizing prayer. When a son becomes… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.18.24

God Will Answer “He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them” ~ Psalm 145:19 ~ His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.11.24

“And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”~ Acts 4:13 ~ A christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is His living biography, written out in the words and actions of His people. If we were what we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.10.24

“I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.”~ Isaiah 44:22 ~ Attentively observe THE INSTRUCTIVE SIMILITUDE: our sins are like a cloud. As clouds are of many shapes and shades, so are our transgressions. As clouds obscure the light of the sun, and darken… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.10.24

A Constant Witness “For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.” ~ Acts 22:15 ~ Paul was chosen to see and hear the Lord speaking to him out of heaven. This divine election was a high privilege for himself; but it was not intended to end with him; it was meant to… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.10.24

“I know how to abound.”~ Philippians 4:12 ~ There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.09.24

“Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil [or, the evil one].”~ Luke 11:4 ~ What we are taught to seek or shun in prayer, we should equally pursue or avoid in action. Very earnestly, therefore, should we avoid temptation, seeking to walk so guardedly in the path of obedience, that we may never tempt the devil to… (more…)

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