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Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.31.23

“And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.”~ 2 Samuel 21:10 ~ If the love of a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.30.23

“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.”~ Lamentations 3:40 ~ The spouse who fondly loves her absent husband longs for his return; a long protracted separation from her Lord is a semi-death to her spirit: and so with souls who love the Saviour much, they must see His face, they cannot bear that He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.29.23

I called him, but he gave me no answer.~ Song of Solomon 5:6 ~ Prayer sometimes tarrieth, like a petitioner at the gate, until the King cometh forth to fill her bosom with the blessings which she seeketh. The Lord, when he hath given great faith, has been known to try it by long delayings. He has suffered his servants… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.28.23

I will accept you with your sweet savour.~ Ezekiel 20:41 ~ The merits of our great Redeemer are as sweet savour to the Most High. Whether we speak of the active or passive righteousness of Christ, there is an equal fragrance. There was a sweet savour in his active life by which he honoured the law of God, and made… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.27.23

“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.”~ Matthew 15:27 ~ This woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking GREAT THOUGHTS OF CHRIST. The Master had talked about the children’s bread: “Now,” argued she, “since Thou art the Master of the table of grace, I know that Thou art… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.26.23

“When He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”~ Mark 8:38 ~ If we have been partakers with Jesus in His shame, we shall be sharers with Him in the lustre which shall surround Him when He appears again in glory. Art thou, beloved one, with Christ Jesus? Does a vital union knit thee to Him?… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.25.23

“The Son of man.”~ John 3:13 ~ How constantly our Master used the title, the “Son of man!” If He had chosen, He might always have spoken of Himself as the Son of God, the Everlasting Father, the Wonderful, the Counsellor, the Prince of Peace; but behold the lowliness of Jesus! He prefers to call Himself the Son of man.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.24.23

“In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit.”~ Luke 10:21 ~ The Saviour was “a man of sorrows,“ but every thoughtful mind has discovered the fact that down deep in His innermost soul He carried an inexhaustible treasury of refined and heavenly joy. Of all the human race, there was never a man who had a deeper, purer, or more abiding… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.23.23

“I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”~ Luke 19:40 ~ But could the stones cry out? Assuredly they could if He who opens the mouth of the dumb should bid them lift up their voice. Certainly if they were to speak, they would have much to testify in praise of Him… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.22.23

“Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.”~ John 17:24 ~ O death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest? Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, use it upon… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.21.23

“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”~ Job 38:31 ~ If inclined to boast of our abilities, the grandeur of nature may soon show us how puny we are. We cannot move the least of all the twinkling stars, or quench so much as one of the beams of the morning. We speak… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.20.23

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church.”~ Ephesian 5:25 ~ What a golden example Christ gives to His disciples! Few masters could venture to say, “If you would practise my teaching, imitate my life;” but as the life of Jesus is the exact transcript of perfect virtue, He can point to Himself as the paragon of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.19.23

“And she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.”~ Ruth 2:14 ~ Whenever we are privileged to eat of the bread which Jesus gives, we are, like Ruth, satisfied with the full and sweet repast. When Jesus is the host no guest goes empty from the table. Our head is satisfied with the precious truth which Christ reveals; our heart… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.18.23

“As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you.”~ John 15:9 ~ As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves His people. What is that divine method? He loved Him without beginning, and thus Jesus loves His members. “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” You can trace the beginning of human affection;… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.17.23

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.~ Matthew 5:9 ~ This is the seventh of the beatitudes: and seven was the number of perfection among the Hebrews. It may be that the Saviour placed the peacemaker the seventh upon the list because he most nearly approaches the perfect man in Christ Jesus. He who… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.16.23

“Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins.”~ Psalm 19:13 ~ Such was the prayer of the “man after God’s own heart.” Did holy David need to pray thus? How needful, then, must such a prayer be for us babes in grace! It is as if he said, “Keep me back, or I shall rush headlong over the precipice of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.15.23

“He did it with all his heart and prospered.”~ 2 Chronicles 31:21 ~ This is no unusual occurrence; it is the general rule of the moral universe that those men prosper who do their work with all their hearts, while those are almost certain to fail who go to their labour leaving half their hearts behind them. God does not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.14.23

“I will take heed to my ways.”~ Psalm 39:1 ~ Fellow-Pilgrim, say not in your heart, “I will go hither and thither, and I shall not sin;” for you are never so out of danger of sinning as to boast of security. The road is very miry, it will be hard to pick your path so as not to soil… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.13.23

“Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.”~ Genesis 8:9 ~ Wearied out with her wanderings, the dove returns at length to the ark as her only resting place. How heavily she flies she will drop she will never reach the ark! But she struggles on. Noah has been looking… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.12.23

“To whom belongest thou?”~ 1 Samuel 30:13 ~ No neutralities can exist in religion. We are either ranked under the banner of Prince Immanuel, to serve and fight His battles, or we are vassals of the black prince, Satan. “To whom belongest thou? “Reader, let me assist you in your response. Have you been “born again”? If you have, you… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.11.23

“Thou shalt be called, Sought out.”~ Isaiah 62:12 ~ The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly in that we were not only sought, but sought out. Men seek for a thing which is lost upon the floor of the house, but in such a case there is only seeking, not seeking out. The loss is more perplexing and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.10.23

“Man . . . is of few days, and full of trouble.”~ Job 14:1 ~ It may be of great service to us, before we fall asleep, to remember this mournful fact, for it may lead us to set loose by earthly things. There is nothing very pleasant in the recollection that we are not above the shafts of adversity,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.09.23

“Abide in Me.”~ John 15:4 ~ Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whether it be the wormwood of woe, or the cloying surfeit of earthly delight, close fellowship with the Lord Jesus will take bitterness from the one, and satiety from the other. Live near to Jesus, Christian, and it is matter of secondary importance whether… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.08.23

“She called his name Ben-oni (son of sorrow), but his father called him Benjamin (son of my right hand).”~ Genesis 35:18 ~ To every matter there is a bright as well as a dark side. Rachel was overwhelmed with the sorrow of her own travail and death; Jacob, though weeping the mother’s loss, could see the mercy of the child’s… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.07.23

“It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man.”~ Psalm 118:8 ~ Doubtless the reader has been tried with the temptation to rely upon the things which are seen, instead of resting alone upon the invisible God. Christians often look to man for help and counsel, and mar the noble simplicity of their reliance upon… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.06.23

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty.”~ Proverbs 18:12 ~ IT is an old and common saying, that “coming events cast their shadows before them;” the wise man teaches us that a haughty heart is the prophetic prelude of evil. Pride is as safely the sign of destruction as the change of mercury in the weather-glass is the sign… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.05.23

  “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.”~ Psalm 35:3 ~ What does this sweet prayer teach me? It shall be my evening’s petition; but first let it yield me an instructive meditation. The text informs me first of all that David had his doubts; for why should he pray, “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation,” if… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.04.23

“They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house.”~ Psalm 36:8 ~ Sheba’s queen was amazed at the sumptuousness of Solomon’s table. She lost all heart when she saw the provision of a single day; and she marvelled equally at the company of servants who were feasted at the royal board. But what is this to the hospitalities… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.03.23

“He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove.”~ Matthew 3:16 ~ As the Spirit of God descended upon the Lord Jesus, the head, so He also, in measure, descends upon the members of the mystical body. His descent is to us after the same fashion as that in which it fell upon our Lord. There is often a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.02.23

“But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his ax, and his mattock.”~ 1 Samuel 13:20 ~ We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought into action, and talents… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 03.01.23

“Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out.”~ Song of Solomon 4:16 ~ Anything is better than the dead calm of indifference. Our souls may wisely desire the north wind of trouble if that alone can be sanctified to the drawing forth of the perfume of our graces. So… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.27.23

“Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” ~ Micah 5:2 ~ The Lord Jesus had goings forth for His people as their representative before the throne, long before they appeared upon the stage of time. It was “from everlasting” that He signed the compact with His Father, that He would pay blood for blood, suffering for suffering,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.26.23

“Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague.~ Leviticus 13:13 ~ Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This evening it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.25.23

“But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa.”~Jonah 1:3 ~ Instead of going to Nineveh to preach the Word, as God bade him, Jonah disliked the work, and went down to Joppa to escape from it. There are occasions when God’s servants shrink from duty. But what is the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 02.24.23

“O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy upon Jerusalem? . . . And the Lord answered the angel . . . with good words and comfortable words.” ~ Zechariah 1:12,13 ~ What a sweet answer to an anxious enquiry! This night let us rejoice in it. O Zion, there are good things in store for thee; thy… (more…)

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