Category Archives: ~ To God Be the Glory ~

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.21.24

“Why go I mourning?”~ Psalm 42:9 ~ Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left but… (more…)

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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.21.24

“The daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.”~ Isaiah 37:22 ~ Reassured by the Word of the Lord, the poor trembling citizens of Zion grew bold, and shook their heads at Sennacherib’s boastful threats. Strong faith enables the servants of God to look with calm contempt upon their most haughty foes. We know that our enemies are attempting… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.20.24

“And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor?”~ Jeremiah 2:18 ~ By sundry miracles, by divers mercies, by strange deliverances Jehovah had proved Himself to be worthy of Israel’s trust. Yet they broke down the hedges with which God had enclosed them as a sacred garden; they forsook their own… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.20.24

“The earnest of our inheritance.”~ Ephesians 1:14 ~ OH! what enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart is experienced by that man who has learned to feed on Jesus, and on Jesus alone. Yet the realization which we have of Christ’s preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at the best. As an old writer says, “‘Tis but a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.19.24

“A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench.”~ Matthew 12:20 ~ What is weaker than the bruised reed or the smoking flax? A reed that groweth in the fen or marsh, let but the wild duck light upon it, and it snaps; let but the foot of man brush against it, and it is… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.19.24

“The Lord our God hath shewed us His glory.”~ Deuteronomy 5:24 ~ God’s great design in all His works is the manifestation of His own glory. Any aim less than this were unworthy of Himself. But how shall the glory of God be manifested to such fallen creatures as we are? Man’s eye is not single, he has ever a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.18.24

“Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path.”~ Joel 2:8 ~ Locusts always keep their rank, and although their number is legion, they do not crowd upon each other, so as to throw their columns into confusion. This remarkable fact in natural history shows how thoroughly the a Lord has infused the spirit of order… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.18.24

“They shall go hindmost with their standards.”~ Numbers 2:31 ~ The camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place, but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy pillar, they… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.17.24

“Let not one of them escape.”~ 1 Kings 18:40 ~ When the prophet Elijah had received the answer to his prayer, and the fire from heaven had consumed the sacrifice in the presence of all the people, he called upon the assembled Israelites to take the priests of Baal, and sternly cried, “Let not one of them escape.” He took… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.17.24

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.”~ 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ~ Many persons want to know their election before they look to Christ, but they cannot learn it thus, it is only to be discovered by “looking unto Jesus.” If you desire to ascertain your own election;—after the following manner, shall you assure your heart before God. Do you feel… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.16.24

“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is come. For Thy servants rake pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.” ~ Psalm 102:13, 14 ~ A selfish man in trouble is exceedingly hard to comfort, because the springs of his comfort entirely within himself, and when he… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.16.24

“They gathered manna every morning.”~ Exodus 16:21 ~ Labor to maintain a sense of thine entire dependence upon the Lord’s good will and pleasure for the continuance of thy richest enjoyments. Never try to live on the old manna, nor seek to find help in Egypt. All must come from Jesus, or thou art undone for ever. Old anointings will… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.15.24

“He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.”~ Mark 16:9 ~ Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene,” probably not only on account of her great love and persevering seeking, but because, as the context intimates, she had been a special trophy of Christ’s delivering power. Learn from this, that the greatness of our sin before conversion should not make us imagine that… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.15.24

“The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.”~ Leviticus 6:13 ~ Keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of all piety. The sanctuary and family altars borrow their fires here, there-fore let this burn well. Secret devotion is the very essence, evidence, and barometer, of vital and experimental religion.… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.14.24

“As it began to dawn, came Magdalene, to see the sepulchre.”~ Matthew 28:1 ~ Let us learn from Mary Magdalene how to obtain fellowship with the Lord Jesus. Notice how she sought. She sought the Saviour very early in the morning. If thou canst wait for Christ, and be patient in the hope of having fellowship with Him at some… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.13.24

“When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.”~ Psalm 56:9 ~ It is impossible for any human speech to express the full meaning of this delightful phrase, “God is for me.” He was “for us” before the worlds were made; He was “for us,” or He would not have… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.13.2

“God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry?”~ Jonah 4:9 ~ Anger is not always or necessarily sinful, but it has such a tendency to run wild that whenever it displays itself, we should be quick to question its character, with this enquiry, “Doest thou well to be angry?” It may be that we can answer, “YES.” Very… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.12.24

“His heavenly kingdom.”~ 2 Timothy 4:18 ~ Donder city of the great King is a place of active service. Ransomed spirits serve Him day and night in His temple. They never cease to fulfil the good pleasure of their King. They always “rest,” so far as ease and freedom from care is concerned; and never “rest,” in the sense of… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.12.24

  “Sanctified by God the Father.”~ Jude  ~“Sanctified in Christ Jesus.”~ 1 Corinthians 1:2 ~“Through sanctification of the Spirit.”~ 1 Peter 1:2 ~ Mark the union of the Three Divine Persons in all their gracious acts. How unwisely do those believers talk who make preferences in the Persons of the Trinity; who think of Jesus as if He were the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.11.24

“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.”~ Joel 1:3 ~ In this simple way, by God’s grace, a living testimony for truth is always to be kept alive in the land the beloved of the Lord are to hand down their witness for the gospel, and the covenant to… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.11.24

“After that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”~ 1 Peter 5:10 ~ You have seen the arch of heaven as it spans the plain: glorious are its colours, and rare its hues. It is beautiful, but, alas, it passes away, and lo, it is not. The fair colours give way to the fleecy clouds, and… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.10.2

“Fellow citizens with the saints.”~ Ephesians 2:19 ~ What is meant by our being citizens in heaven? It means that we are under heaven’s government. Christ the king of heaven reigns in our hearts; our daily prayer is, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The proclamations issued from the throne of glory are freely received… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.09.24

“And God divided the light from the darkness.”~ Genesis 1:4 ~ A believer has two principles at work within him. In his natural estate he was subject to one principle only, which was darkness; now light has entered, and the two principles disagree. Mark the apostle Paul’s words in the seventh chapter of Romans: “I find then a law, that,… (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…)

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