Tag Archives: Faith’s Check Book

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.05.23

High Places of Defense “He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.”~ Isaiah 33:16 ~ The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in perfect security. He dwells on high, above the world, out of gunshot of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.04.23

Covered and Protected “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”~ Psalm 91:4 ~ A condescending simile indeed! Just as a hen protects her brood and allows them to nestle under her wings, so will the Lord defend His people and permit them to hide away… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.03.23

Peace Whatever Exposure “I will make them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.”~ Ezekiel 34:25 ~ It is the height of grace that Jehovah should be in covenant with man, a feeble, sinful, and dying creature. Yet… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.02.23

Our Holiest Example “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”~ Psalm 16:8 ~ This is the way to live. With God always before us, we shall have the noblest companionship, the holiest example, the sweetest consolation, and the mightiest influence. This must be a resolute act of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.01.23

True Walking Posture ” He that walketh uprightly walketh surely.”~ Proverbs 10:9 ~ His walk may be slow, but it is sure. He that hasteth to be rich shall not be innocent nor sure; but steady perseverance in integrity, if it does not bring riches, will certainly bring peace. In doing that which is just and right, we are like… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.30.23

  God Is in the Front Line “The Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”~ Deuteronomy 31:8 ~ In the presence of a great work or a great warfare, here is a text which should help us to buckle on… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.29.23

  Know How to Wait “He that believeth shall not make haste.”~ Isaiah 28:16 ~ He shall make haste to keep the Lord’s commandments; but he shall not make haste in any impatient or improper sense. He shall not haste to run away, for he shall not be overcome with the fear which causes panic. When others are flying hither… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.28.23

Doing what God Can Bless “The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto.”~ Deuteronomy 28:8 ~ If we obey the Lord our God He will bless that which He gives us. Riches are no curse when blessed of the Lord. When men have more than they require for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.27.23

Rest in All Thy Goings “And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”~ Exodus 33:14 ~ Precious promise! Lord, enable me to appropriate it as all my own. We must go at certain times from our abode, for here we have no continuing city. It often happens that when we feel most at… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.26.23

Heavenly Alchemy “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy”.~ John 16:20 ~ Their particular sorrow was the death and absence of their Lord, and it was turned into joy when He rose from the dead and showed Himself in their midst. All the sorrows of saints shall be thus transmuted, even the worst of them, which look as if they… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.25.23

Mountains Turned to Plains “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” ~ Zechariah 4:7 ~ At this hour a mountain of difficulty, distress, or necessity may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.24.23

Pardon and Forgiveness “He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.”~ Psalm 103:9 ~ He will chide sometimes, or He would not be a wise Father for such poor, erring children as we are. His chiding is very painful to those who are true, because they feel how sadly they deserve it and how wrong… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.23.23

Acquiring Perseverance “The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little.”~ Deuteronomy 7:22 ~ We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.22.23

No Condemnation “In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve. “ ~ Jeremiah 50:20 ~ A glorious word indeed! What a perfect pardon is here promised… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.21.23

The Outward, Upward Look “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.”~ Isaiah 45:22 ~ This is a promise of promises. It lies at the foundation of our spiritual life. Salvation comes through a look at Him who is “a just God and a Saviour.” How… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.20.23

Hunger Satisfied “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”~ Psalm 107:9 ~ It is well to have longings, and the more intense they are the better. The Lord will satisfy soul-longings, however great and all-absorbing they may be. Let us greatly long, for God will greatly give. We are never in a right state… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.19.23

From Obedience to Blessing “From this day will I bless you.” ~ Haggai 2:19 ~ Future things are hidden from us. Yet here is a glass in which we may see the unborn years. The Lord says, “From this day will I bless you.” It is worthwhile to note the day which is referred to in this promise. There had… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.18.23

Clearly Supernatural In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them. ~ Zechariah 12:8~ One of the best methods of the Lord’s defending His people is to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.17.23

  God Never Forsakes “For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.”~ Psalm 94:14 ~ No, nor will He cast even so much as one of them. Man has his castoffs, but God has none; for His choice is unchangeable, and His love is everlasting. None can find out a single person whom… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.16.23

Weapons Doomed to Fail “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.”~ Isaiah 54:17 ~ There is great clatter in the forges and smithies of the enemy. They are making weapons wherewith to smite the saints. They could not even do as much as this if… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.15.23

  Limitless Riches “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”~ Philippians 4:19 ~ Paul’s God is our God and will supply all our need. Paul felt sure of this in reference to the Philippians, and we feel sure of it as to ourselves. God will do it, for it is like… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.14.23

“If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”~ John 14:14 ~ What a wide promise! Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by that word anything. Come, my soul, be free at the mercy seat, and hear thy Lord saying to thee, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” What a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.13.23

  The Unfailing Watch “Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”~ Psalm 121:4 ~ Jehovah is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for our resting… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.12.23

Sanctified Souls Are Satisfied “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.”  ~ Jeremiah 31:14 ~ Note the “my” which comes twice: “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness.” The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God’s own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.11.23

  The Lord’s Free Men “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”~ Romans 6:14~ Sin will reign if it can: it cannot be satisfied with any place below the throne of the heart. We sometimes fear that it will conquer us, and then we cry unto the Lord, “Let… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.10.23

  Walk Without Stumbling “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved.”~ Psalm 121:3 ~ If the Lord will not suffer it, neither men nor devils can do it. How greatly would they rejoice if they could give us a disgraceful fall, drive us from our position, and bury us out of memory! They could do this to their… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.09.23

  Necessary Knowledge “Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.” ~ Ezekiel 34:30 ~ To be the Lord’s own people is a choice blessing, but to know that we are such is a comfortable blessing. It is one thing… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.08.23

  The Magnitude of Grace “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ Our weakness should be prized as making room for divine strength. We might never have known the power of grace if we had not felt the weakness of nature. Blessed be the Lord for the thorn… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.06.23

Delight and Desires “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”~ Psalm37:4 ~ Delight in God has a transforming power and lifts a man above the gross desire of our fallen nature. Delight in Jehovah is not only sweet in itself, but it sweetens the whole soul, till the longings of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.07.23

True Humility Rewarded “He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”~ Luke 18:14 ~ It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? We ought to take the lowest place without being told to do so. If we are sensible and honest, we shall be little in our own eyes. Especially… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.05.23

  What Is Painful Will End “I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls; which I have made. “~ Isaiah 57:16 ~ Our heavenly Father seeks our instruction, not our destruction. His contention with us has a kind intention toward us. He will not be always… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.04.23

  You Make the Trenches “And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.”~ 2 Kings 3:16-17 ~ Three armies were… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.03.23

  In God’s Time “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”~ Habakkuk 2:3 ~ Mercy may seem slow, but it is sure. The Lord in unfailing wisdom has appointed a time for the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.02.23

  Heavenly Wealth “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly” ~ Psalm 84:1 ~ Many pleasing things the LORD may withhold but “no good thing.” He is the best judge of what is good for us. Some things are assuredly good, and these we may have for the asking through Jesus Christ our LORD. Holiness is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.01.23

Perfection and Preservation “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it”~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ~ What will He do? He will sanctify us wholly. See the previous verse. He will carry on the work of purification till we are perfect in every part. He will preserve our “whole spirit, and soul, and body, blameless unto the coming… (more…)

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