Tag Archives: Devotional

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.14.24

“If thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.”~ Exodus 20:25 ~ God’s altar was to be built of unhewn stones, that no trace of human skill or labour might be seen upon it. Human wisdom delights to trim and arrange the doctrines of the cross into a system more artificial and more congenial with the depraved… (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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.09.24

“Forget not all His benefits.” ~ Psalm 103:2 ~ It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints, and to observe His goodness in delivering them, His mercy in pardoning them, and His faithfulness in keeping His covenant with them. But would it not be even more interesting and profitable… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.08.24

“Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.”~ Psalm 25:5 ~ When the believer has begun with trembling feet to walk in the way of the Lord, he asks to be still led onward like a little child upheld by its parent’s helping hand,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.08.24

“Tell me I pray thee wherein thy great strength lieth.”~ Judges 16:6 ~ Where lies the secret strength of faith? It lies in the food it feeds on; for faith studies what the promise is an emanation of divine grace, an overflowing of the great heart of God; and faith says, “My God could not have given this promise, except… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.07.24

“When I passed by thee, I said unto thee, Live.”~ Ezekiel 16:6 ~ Saved one, consider gratefully this mandate (of mercy. Note that this fiat of God is majestic. In our text, we perceive a sinner with nothing in him but sin, expecting nothing but wrath; but the eternal Lord passes by in His glory; l He looks. He pauses,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.07.24

“Brethren, pray for us.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:25 ~ This one morning in the year we reserved to refresh the reader’s memory upon the subject of prayer for ministers, and we do most earnestly implore every Christian household to grant the fervent request of the text first uttered by an apostle and now repeated by us. Brethren, our work is Solemnly… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.06.24

“How many are mine iniquities and sins?”~ Job 13:23 ~ Have you ever really weighed and considered how great the sin of God’s people is? Think how heinous is your own transgression, and you will find that not only does a sin here and there tower up like an alp, but that your iniquities are heaped upon each other, as… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.06.24

  “Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”~ Proverbs 1:33 ~ Divine love is rendered conspicuous when it I shines in the midst of judgments. Fair is that lone star which smiles through the rifts of the thunder clouds; bright is the oasis which blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.05.24

“Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”~ Isaiah 26:4 ~ Seeing that we have such a God to trust to, let us rest upon Him with all our weight; let us resolutely drive out all unbelief, and endeavour to get rid of doubts and fears, which so much mar our comfort; since… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.05.24

“Called to be saints.”~ Romans 1:7 ~ We are very apt to regard the apostolic saints as if they were “saints” in a more especial manner than the other children of God. All are “saints” whom God has called by His grace, and sanctified by His Spirit; but we are apt to look upon the apostles as extraordinary beings, scarcely… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.04.24

“And the evening and the morning were the first day.”~ Genesis 1:5 ~ The evening was “darkness” and the morning was “light,” and yet the two together are called by the name that is given to the light alone! This is somewhat remarkable, but it has an exact analogy in spiritual experience. In every believer there is darkness and light,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.04.24

“Sanctify them through Thy truth.”~ John 17:17 ~ Sanctification begins in regeneration. The Spirit of God infuses into man that new living principle by which he becomes “a new creature” in Christ Jesus. This work, which begins in the new birth, is carried on in two ways mortification, whereby the lusts of the flesh are subdued and kept under; and… (more…)

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