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Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.02.22

“Thou art all fair, my love.” ~ Song of Solomon 4:7 ~ The Lord’s admiration of His Church is very a wonderful, and His description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but “all fair.” He views her in Himself, washed in His sin-atoning blood and clothed in His meritorious righteousness, and He considers her to… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.01.22

“O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.” ~ Psalm 107:8 ~ If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.01.22

“Thou hast made summer and winter.” ~ Psalm 74:17 ~ My soul begin this wintry month with thy God. The cold snows and the piercing winds all remind thee that He keeps His covenant with day and night, and tend to assure thee that He will also keep that glorious covenant which He has made with thee in the person… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.30.22

“Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” ~ Revelation 12:7 ~ War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.30.22

“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 ~ A very important question this seemed to be to the king of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.29.22

“Spices for anointing oil.” ~ Exodus 35:8 ~ Much use was made of this anointing oil under the law, and that which it represents is of primary importance under the gospel. The Holy Spirit, who anoints us for all holy service, is indispensable to us if we would serve the Lord acceptably. Without His aid our religious services are but… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.29.22

“Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people . . . Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.” ~ Leviticus 19:16, 17 ~ Tale-bearing emits a threefold poison; for it injures the teller, the hearer, and the person concerning whom the tale is told. Whether the report be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.28.22

“For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.” ~ 3 John 3 ~ The truth was in Gaius, and Gaius walked in the truth. If the first had not been the case, the second could never have occurred; and if the second could not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.22

“The forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” ~ Ephesians 1:7 ~ Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word “forgiveness,” when it sounds in a guilty sinner’s ear, like the silver notes of jubilee to the captive Israelite? Blessed, for ever blessed be that dear star of pardon which shines into the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.22

“Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord.” ~ Zechariah 3:1 ~ In Joshua the high priest we see a picture of each and every child of God, who has been made nigh by the blood of Christ, and has been taught to minister in holy things, and enter into that which is within the veil. Jesus… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.22

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.” ~ Ecclesiastes 9:10 ~ Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently useful, we must not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.22

“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” ~ Romans 9:15 ~ In these words the Lord in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.22

“To preach deliverance to the captives.” ~ Luke 4.18 ~ None but Jesus can give deliverance to captives. Real liberty cometh from Him only. It is a liberty righteously bestowed; for the Son, who is Heir of all things, has a right to make men free. The saints honour the justice of God, which now secures their salvation. It is… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.22

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.” ~ Proverbs 24:33, 34 ~ The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.22

“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~ Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to His Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.22

“Get thee up into the high mountain.” ~ Isaiah 40:9 ~ Each believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see Him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of the valley when the summit of Tabor awaits us. My soul thirsteth to… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.22

“Fellowship with Him.” ~ 1 John 1:6 ~ When we were united by faith to Christ, we were brought into such complete fellowship with Him, that we were made one with Him, and His interests and ours became mutual and identical. We have fellowship with Christ in His love. What He loves we love. He loves the saints so do… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.22.22

“The power of His resurrection.” ~ Philippians 3:10 ~ The doctrine of a risen Saviour is exceedingly precious. The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity. It is the key-stone of the arch of our salvation. It would take a volume to set forth all the streams of living water which flow from this one sacred source,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.22.22

“Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.” ~ Hosea 12:12 ~ Jacob, while expostulating with Laban, thus describes his own toil, “This twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.21.22

“Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.” ~ John 12:2 ~ He is to be envied. It was well to be Martha and serve, but better to be Lazarus and commune. There are times for each purpose, and each is comely in its season, but none of the trees of the garden yield such clusters… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.21.22

“Grieve not the Holy Spirit.” ~ Ephesians 4:30 ~ All that the believer has must come from Christ, but it comes solely through the channel of the Spirit of grace. Moreover, as all blessings thus flow to you through the Holy Spirit, so also no good thing can come out of you in holy thought, devout worship, or gracious act,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.20.22

“The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.” ~ Proverbs 30:26 ~ Conscious of their own natural defenselessness, the conies resort to burrows in the rocks, and are secure from their enemies. My heart, be willing to gather a lesson from these feeble folk. Thou art as weak and as exposed to peril… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.19.22

“O that I knew where I might find Him!” ~ Job 23:3 ~ In Job’s uttermost extremity he cried after the Lord. The longing desire of an afflicted child of God is once more to see his Father’s face. His first prayer is not “O that I might be healed of the disease which now festers in every part of… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.19.22

“Avoid foolish questions.” ~ Titus 3:9 ~ Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over abstruse points… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.18.22

“Thou art from everlasting.” ~Psalm 93:2 ~ CHRIST is EVERLASTING. Of Him we may sing with David, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Jesus always was. The Babe born in Bethlehem was united to the Word, which was in the beginning, by whom all things… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.18.22

“A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.” ~ Song of Solomon 4:12 ~ In this metaphor, which has reference to the inner life of a believer, we have very plainly the idea of secrecy. It is a spring shut up: just as there were springs in the East, over which an edifice was built, so that none could reach them… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.17.22

“He that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby” ~ Ecclesiastes 10:9 ~ Oppressors may get their will of poor and needy men as easily as they can split logs of wood, but they had better mind, for it is a dangerous business, and a splinter from a tree has often killed the woodman. Jesus is persecuted in every injured saint,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.17.22

“To whom be glory for ever. Amen” ~ Romans 11:36 ~ To whom be glory for ever.” This should be the single desire of the Christian. All other wishes must be subservient and tributary to this one. The Christian may wish for prosperity in his business, but only so far as it may help him to promote this To Him… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.16.22

“Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty” ~ Isaiah 33:17 ~ The more you know about Christ the less will you be satisfied with superficial views of Him; and the more deeply you study His transactions in the eternal covenant, His engagements on your behalf as the eternal Surety, and the fulness of His grace which shines in… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.16.22

“The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.” ~ Lamentations 3:24 ~ It is not “The Lord is partly my portion,” nor “The Lord is in my portion”; but He Himself makes up the sum total of my soul’s inheritance. Within the circumference of that circle lies all that we possess or desire. The Lord is my portion. Not His… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.15.22

“Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.” ~ Psalm 68:28 ~ It is our wisdom, as well as our necessity, to beseech God continually to strengthen that which He has wrought in us. It is because of their neglect in this, that many Christians may blame themselves for those trials and afflictions of spirit which arise from… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.15.22

“The Lord’s portion is His people.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:9 ~ How are they His? By His own sovereign choice. He chose them, and set His love upon them. This He did altogether apart from any goodness in them at the time, or any goodness which He foresaw in them. He had mercy on whom He would have mercy, and ordained… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.14.22

“And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.” ~ Genesis 29:26 ~ We do not excuse Laban for his dishonesty, but we scruple not to learn from the custom which he quoted as his excuse. There are some things which must be taken in order, and if we would… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.14.22

“I will cut off them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham.   ~ Zephaniah 1:5 ~ Such persons thought themselves safe because they were with both parties: they went with the followers of Jehovah, and bowed at the same time to Malcham. But duplicity is abominable with God, and hypocrisy His soul hateth.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.13.22

“Men ought always to pray.” ~ Luke 18:1 ~ IF men ought always to pray and not to faint, much more Christian men. Jesus has sent His church into the world on the same errand upon which He Himself came, and this mission includes intercession. What if I say that the church is the world’s priest? Creation is dumb, but… (more…)

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