Category Archives: ~ To God Be the Glory ~

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.30.22

“A living dog is better than a dead lion.’ ~ Ecclesiastes 9:4 ~ Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.30.22

Needs to Open Our Mouths “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” ~ Psalm 81:10 ~ What an encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things because our deservings are so small; but the Lord would have us request great blessings. Prayer should be as simple a matter as the opening of the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.30.22

“Sing forth the honour of His name, make His praise glorious.” ~ Psalm 66:2 ~ It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God’s most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of His grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.29.22

“I found Him whom my soul loveth: I held Him, and would not let Him go.” ~ Song of Solomon 3:4 ~ Does Christ receive us when we come to Him, notwithstanding all our past sinfulness? Does He never chide us for having tried all other refuges first? And is there none on earth like Him? Is He the best… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.29.22

To Glorify Christ Jesus “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” ~ John 16:14 ~ The Holy Ghost Himself cannot better glorify the Lord Jesus than by showing to us Christ’s own things. Jesus is His own best commendation. There is no adorning Him except with his own gold. The Comforter… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.29.22

“Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague.” ~ Leviticus 13:13 ~ Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This morning it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.22

“Go again seven times.” ~ 1 Kings 18:43 ~ Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when His people are earnest in a matter which concerns His glory. The prophet on the top of Carmel continued… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.28.22

Work is Done; Rest in Him “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” ~ Hebrews 4:9 ~ God has provided a Sabbath, and some must enter into it. Those to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief; therefore, that Sabbath remains for the people of God. David sang of it; but he had… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.22

“The Lord looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men.” ~ Psalm 33:13 ~ Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when He is spoken of as stooping from His throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love Him, who,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.22

“My Beloved put in His hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for Him.” ~ Song of Solomon 5:4 ~ Knocking  was not enough, for my heart was too full of sleep, too cold and ungrateful to arise and open the door, but the touch of His effectual grace has made my soul bestir itself.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.27.22

The Divine Light in Darkness For thou wilt light my candle. ~ Psalm 18:28 ~ It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.22

“Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord!” ~ Deuteronomy 33:29 ~ He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it. It were strange indeed, if it made us wretched, for see to what a position it exalts us! It makes us sons of God. Suppose… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.22

“Howl, fir tree, for the cedar is fallen.” ~ Zechariah 11:2 ~ When in the forest there is heard the crash of a falling oak, it is a sign that the woodman is abroad, and every tree in the whole company may tremble lest to-morrow the sharp edge of the axe should find it out. We are all like trees… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.26.22

Among the Redeemed “Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be redeemed among the nations.” ~ Numbers 23:9 ~ Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the Lord fully within its bounds is very difficult. There is such a mingling and… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.22

“The myrtle trees that were in the bottom.” ~ Zechariah 1:8 ~ The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah’s day; but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. It… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.22

“Who of God is made unto us wisdom.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:30 ~ Man’s intellect seeks after rest, and by nature seeks it apart from the Lord Jesus Christ. Men of education are apt, even when converted, to look upon the simplicities of the cross of Christ with an eye too little reverent and loving. They are snared in the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.25.22

The Sacrifice Has Been Accepted “If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these thing.” ~ Judges 13:23 ~ This is a sort of promise deduced by logic. It is an inference fairly drawn from ascertained facts. It… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.22

“Just, and the justifier of him which believeth.” ~ Romans 3:26 ~ Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, but yet with no dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.22

“I sleep, but my heart waketh.” ~ Song of Solomon 5:2 ~ Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one the spouse was asleep, and yet she was awake. He only can read the believer’s riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. The two points in this evening’s text are a mournful sleepiness and a hopeful… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.24.22

The Life-Giving Stream “And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live.” ~ Ezekiel 47:9 ~ The living waters, in the prophet’s vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.22

Friday, September 24, 2021 This Morning’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.22

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe.” ~ Mark 9:23 ~ A certain man had a demoniac son, who was afflicted with a dumb spirit. The father, having seen the futility of the endeavours of the disciples to heal his child, had little or no faith in Christ, and therefore, when he was bidden to bring his son to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.23.22

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” ~ Amos 9:9 ~ The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.22

Thursday, September 23, 2021 This Morning’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Accepted in the beloved.” ~ Ephesians 1:6 ~ What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term acceptance” in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine complacence, nay, even of divine delight. How marvellous that we, worms,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.22.22

“When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” ~ Psalm 61:2 ~ Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in heart; emptied as when a man wipeth a dish and turneth it upside down; submerged and thrown on our beam ends like a vessel mastered by the storm. Discoveries of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.22.22

Broad Rivers Without Galleys “But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.”  ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~ The Lord will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.22.22

dnesday, September 22, 2021 This Morning’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Let Israel rejoice in him.” ~ Psalm 149:2 ~ Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst sing with David, “God, my exceeding joy.” Be glad that the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.21.22

“Gather not my soul with sinners.” ~ Psalm 26:9 ~ Fear made David pray thus, for something whispered, “Perhaps, after all, thou mayst be gathered with the wicked.” That fear, although marred by unbelief, springs, in the main, from holy anxiety, arising from the recollection of past sin. Even the pardoned man will enquire, “What if at the end my… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.21.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Let Trials Bless “Knowing that tribulation worketh patience.” ~ Romans 5:3 ~ This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have need of patience, and here we see the way of getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.21.22

“I will rejoice over them to do them good.” ~ Jeremiah 32:41 ~ How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in His saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.20.22

“In the evening withhold not thy hand.” ~ Ecclesiastes 11:6 ~ In the evening of the day opportunities are plentiful: men return from their labour, and the zealous soul-winner finds time to tell abroad the love of Jesus. Have I no evening work for Jesus? If I have not, let me no longer withhold my hand from a service which… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.20.22

Perfect Willingness ‘Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.’ ~ Psalm 110:3 ~ Blessed be the God of grace that it is so! He has a people whom He has chosen from of old to be His peculiar portion. These by nature have wills as stubborn as the rest of the froward sons of Adam; but… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.20.22

“The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.” ~ Judges 7:20 ~ Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.19.22

“For this child I prayed.” ~ 1 Samuel 1:27 ~ Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us as her child was to Hannah.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.19.22

The Reason for Singing “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17 ~ What a word is this! Jehovah God in the center of His people in all the majesty of… (more…)

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