Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.20.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon 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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.19.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon 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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.18.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Complete Safety “And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:12 ~ Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.17.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Like Palm and Cedar “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” ~  Psalm 92:12 ~ These trees are not trained and pruned by man: palms and cedars are “trees of the Lord,” and it is by His care that they flourish. Even so… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.16.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Reward Is Certain “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. “ ~ Matthew 10:42 ~ Well, I can do as much as… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.15.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon The Safest Shelter “And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind and a covert from the tempest.” ~ Isaiah 32:2 ~ Who this Man is we all know. Who could He be but the Second Man, the Lord from heaven, the man of sorrows, the Son of Man? What… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.14..21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Mark of Divine Approval “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” ~ James 1:12 ~ Yes, he is blessed while he is enduring the trial. No eye can see this… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.13.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon The Dew of Heaven “His heavens shall drop down dew.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:28 ~ What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.12.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon What of My House? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. ~ Acts 16:31 ~ This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.11.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Sufferers Make Strong Believers It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.   ~ Lamentations 3:27 ~ This is as good as a promise. It has been good, it is good, and it will be good for me to bear the yoke. Early in life I had… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.10.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Coming In; Going Out “Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.” ~ Deuteronomy 28:6 ~ The blessings of the law are not canceled. Jesus confirmed the promise when He bore the penalty. If I keep the commands of my Lord, I may… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.09.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Fear Has Its Place “Happy is the man that feareth alway.” ~ Proverbs 28:14 ~ The fear of the Lord is the beginning and the foundation of all true religion. Without a solemn awe and reverence of God there is no foothold for the more brilliant virtues. He whose soul does not… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.08.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Broken and Smoking “A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench” ~ Isaiah 42:3 ~ Then I may reckon upon tender treatment from my Lord. Indeed, I feel myself to be at best as weak, as pliant, as worthless as a reed. Someone said, “I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.07.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon The Reach of Almighty Grace “It shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”  ~ Hosea 1:10 ~ Sovereign grace can make strangers into sons, and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.06.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon A Strong Heart “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:14 ~ Wait! Wait! Let your waiting be on the Lord! He is worth waiting for. He never disappoints the waiting soul. While waiting keep up your… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.05.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon With Me Wherever I Am “The Lord will be with you.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:17 ~ This was a great mercy for Jehoshaphat, for a great multitude had come out against him; and it will be a great mercy for me, for I have great need, and I have no might or… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.04.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Victory Without Battle “But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.” ~ Hosea 1:7 ~ Precious word. Jehovah Himself will deliver His people… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.03.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Out of Spiritual Death “And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves.” ~ Ezekiel 37:13 ~ Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.02.21

Thursday, September 09.02.21 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Follow to Know “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.” ~ Hosea 6:3 ~ Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not despair, though… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.01.21

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Abiding in Obedience, in Love “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.” ~ John 15:10 ~ These things cannot be parted—abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.31.21

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” ~ 1 Peter 1:25 ~ All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.30.21

Monday, August 30, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Solace, Security, Satisfaction “Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.” ~ 2 Samuel 23:5 ~… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.29.21

Sunday, August 29, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Plentiful Refreshment “Their soul shall be as a watered garden.” ~ Jeremiah 31:12 ~ Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.28.21

DRAFTS Saturday, August 28, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Out of Any Circumstance As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.~ Psalm 55:16 ~ Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my Lord, I will call… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.27.21

Friday, August 27, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Choice Men “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. “ ~ Isaiah 48:10 ~ This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.26.21

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon He of Tender Conscience “I will judge between cattle and cattle.”  ~ Ezekiel 34:22 ~ Some are fat and flourishing, and therefore they are unkind to the feeble. This is a grievous sin and causes much sorrow. Those thrustings with side and with shoulder, those pushings of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.25.21

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Food and Rest “I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.” ~ Ezekiel 34:15 ~ Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full. Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human “thought,” but the Lord… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.24.21

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon God Above Human Philosophy “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:19 ~ This verse is a threatening so far as the worldly wise are concerned, but to the simple… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.23.21

Monday, August 23, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Love and Seek True Wisdom “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”  ~ Proverbs 8:17 ~ Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.22.21

Sunday, August 22, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Wrath to God’s Glory “Surely the wrath of man shall raise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.” ~ Psalm 76:10 ~ Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.21.21

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Night of Weeping; Joyous Day “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” ~ Psalm 30:5 ~ A moment under our Father’s anger seems very long, and yet it is but a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.20.21

Friday, August 20, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Deliverance Not Limited “He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.” ~ Job 5:19 ~ Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.19.21

Thursday, August 19, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Reward for the Righteous “So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.” ~ Psalm 58:11 ~ God’s judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.18.21

Wedesday, August 18, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Seekers, Finders If thou seek him, he will be found of thee. ~ 1 Chronicles 28:9~ We need our God; He is to be had for the seeking, and He will not deny Himself to any one of us if we personally seek His face. It is not… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.17.21

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Who Has the Majority? “And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” ~ 2 Kings 6:16 ~ Horses and chariots and a great host shut up the prophet in Dothan. His young servant was alarmed. How could… (more…)

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