Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.06.22

His Love; His Gift; His Son For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16 ~ Of all the stars in the sky, the polestar is the most useful to the mariner. This text is a polestar, for it has guided… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.05.22

Law in the Heart “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.” ~ Psalm 37:31 ~ Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.05.22

Complete Deliverance “But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.” ~ Jeremiah 39:17 ~ When the Lord’s faithful ones are suffering for Him, they shall have sweet messages of love from Himself, and sometimes they shall have glad tidings for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.04.22

The Word, Necessary Food “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” ~ Matthew 4:4 ~ If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.03.22

A Guide All the Way “He will be my guide even unto death.” ~ Psalm 48:14 ~ We need a guide. Sometimes we would give all that we have to be told exactly what to do and where to turn. We are willing to do right, but we do not know which one of two roads we are to follow.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.02.22

Speak What He Teaches “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” ~ Exodus 4:12 ~ Many a true servant of the Lord is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his Lord, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.02.22

Refreshing Sleep So he giveth his beloved sleep. ~ Psalm 127:2 ~ Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have need of before we ask Him. We may therefore go to our beds at the proper hour and not… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.01.22

God With Us “God shall be with ye” ~ Genesis 48:21 ~ Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, “God shall be with you.” When our dearest relations or our most helpful friends are called home by death, we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.30.22

Back, Then Forward “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” ~ Ezekiel 16:60 ~ Notwithstanding our sins, the Lord is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.29.22

Invitation to Pray “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” ~ Jeremiah 33:3 ~ God encourages us to pray. They tell us that prayer is a pious exercise which has no influence except upon the mind engaged in it. We know better. Our experience gives the lie a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.28.22

One Look from the Lord! “And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?” ~ Judges 6:14 ~ What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.27.22

Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.” ~ Psalm 140:13 ~ Oh, that my heart may be upright, that I may always be able to bless the name of the Lord! He is so good to those that be good, that I would fain be among them… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.26.22

It Will Not Be Long “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.” ~ James 5:8 ~ The last word in the Canticle of love is, “Make haste, my beloved,” and among the last words of the Apocalypse we read, “The Spirit and the Bride say, Come”; to which the heavenly Bridegroom answers,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.25.22

A Staircase to Heaven “And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” ~ John 1:51 ~ Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.24.22

The Lord’s “Much More” “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 ~ If you have made a mistake, bear the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.23.22

The Enemy Frustrated “Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.” ~ 2 Kings 19:32 ~ Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.22.22

He with Us; We with Him “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.” ~ Proverbs 10:27 ~ There is no doubt about it. The fear of the Lord leads to virtuous habits, and these prevent that waste of life which comes of sin and vice. The holy rest which springs out… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.21.22

A Woman’s War “The Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” ~ Judges 4:9 ~ Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. Barak, the man, though called to the war, had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, and so… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.20.21

The Lord Our Companion “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” ~ Psalm 23:4 ~ Sweet are these words in describing a deathbed assurance. How many have repeated them in their last hours with intense delight! But… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.19.22

A Sound Heart “Let my heart be sound in thy statutes: that I be not ashamed.” ~ Psalm 119:80 ~ We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so. See, the prayer is for soundness of heart.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.18.22

God Himself Shall Work “Now will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.” ~ Isaiah 33:10 ~ When the spoilers had made the land as waste as if devoured by locusts, and the warriors who had defended the country sat down and wept like women, then the Lord came to the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.17.22

Our Field of Battle “For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” ~ Deuteronomy 20:4 ~ We have no enemies but the enemies of God. Our fights are not against men but against spiritual wickednesses. We war with the devil and the blasphemy and error and despair… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.16.22

Possess, Not Only Profess “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance.” ~ Matthew 13:12 ~ When the Lord has given to a man much grace, He will give him more. A little faith is a nest egg; more faith will come to it. But then it must not be seeming faith, but real… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 6.15.22

Home Blessings Extended “The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.” ~ Psalm 128:5 ~ This is a promise to the God-fearing man who walks in the ways of holiness with earnest heed. He shall have domestic blessedness; his wife and children shall be a source… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.14.22

He Constantly Abides “For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake; because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.” ~ 1 Samuel 12:22 ~ God’s choice of His people is the reason for His abiding by them and not forsaking them. He chose them for His love, and He loves them for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.13.22

Divine Cultivation “I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: Lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.”  ~ Isaiah 27:3 ~ When the Lord Himself speaks in His own proper person rather than through a prophet, the word has a peculiar weight to believing minds. It is Jehovah Himself who is the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.12.22

Dwelling Safely Apart “Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew,” ~ Deuteronomy 33:28 ~ The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, “Come ye… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.11.22

No Cause to Blush “Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed.” ~ Isaiah 54.4 ~ We shall not be ashamed of our faith. Carping critics may assail the Scriptures upon which we ground our belief, but every year the Lord will make it more and more clear that in His Book there is no error, no excess, and no… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.10.22

A Shepherd Secures Them “They shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” ~ Zephaniah 3:13 ~ Yesterday we thought of the afflicted and poor people whom the Lord left to be a living seed in a dead world. The prophet says of such that they shall not work iniquity nor speak lies. So that while they… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.09.22

A Trustworthy Name “I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.” ~ Zephaniah 3:12 ~ When true religion is ready to die out among the wealthy it finds a home among the poor of this world, rich in faith. The Lord has even now… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.08.22

Wisdom for the Asking “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” ~ James 1:5 ~ If any of you lack wisdom. There is no “if” in the matter, for I am sure I lack it. What do I know? How can… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.07.22

The Safest Place “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” ~ John 10:28 ~ We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.06.22

Sunday, June 06, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon He Always Listens “The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.” ~ Psalm 6:9 ~ The experience here recorded is mine. I can set to my seal that God is true. In very wonderful ways He has answered the prayers of His servant many… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.05.22

forHimadmin Is There a Difference? “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel”.~ Exodus 11:7 ~ What! Has God power over the tongues of dogs! Can he keep ours from barking? Yes,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.04.22

Exceedingly Precious “They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts in that day when I make up my jewels.” ~ Malachi 3:17 ~ A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. My soul, wilt thou… (more…)

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