Tag Archives: Faith’s Check Book

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.26.24

Commonest Things Blessed “Ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water.”~ Exodus 23:25 ~ What a promise is this! To serve God is in itself a high delight. But what an added privilege to have the blessing of the Lord resting upon us in all things! Our commonest things become blessed when… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.25.24

God’s Treasury “The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.”~ Deuteronomy 28:12 ~ This refers first to the rain. The Lord will give this in its season. Rain is the emblem of all those celestial refreshings which the Lord is ready to bestow upon His people. Oh, for a copious shower to refresh the Lord’s heritage! We seem to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.24.24

One A Majority! “One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.”~ Joshua 23:10 ~ Why count heads? One man with God is a majority though there be a thousand on the other side. Sometimes our helpers may be too many for God to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.23.24

Full Reliance on God “For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.” ~ Psalm 72:12 ~ The needy cries; what else can he do? His cry is heard of God; what else need he do? Let the needy reader take to crying at once, for this will be his wisdom.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.22.24

Song of Confidence “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.” ~ Psalm 138:7 ~ Wretched walking in the midst of trouble. Nay, blessed walking, since there is a special promise for it. Give me a promise,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.21.24

Rain Without Clouds? Never! “If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth.”~ Ecclesiastes 11:3 ~ Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.20.24

We Dare Not Doubt “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.” ~ Isaiah 45:2 ~ This was for Cyrus; but it is evermore the heritage of all the Lord’s own spiritual servants. Only let us go forward by faith,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.19.24

We May Speak for God “Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth.” ~ Jeremiah 15:19 ~ Poor Jeremiah! Yet why do we say so? The weeping prophet was one of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.18.24

Losses Overcome “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten.”~ Joel 2:25 ~ Yes, those wasted years over which we sigh shall be restored to us. God can give us such plentiful grace that we shall crowd into the remainder of our days as much of service as will be some recompense for those years… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.17.24

No Need to Stint “The upright shall have good things in possession.”~ Proverbs 28:10 ~ The book of Proverbs is also a book of promises. Promises ought to be proverbs among the people of God. This is a very remarkable one. We are accustomed to think of our good things as in reversion, but here we are told that we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.16.24

We Receive as We Give “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”~ Matthew 5:7 ~ It is not meet that the man who will not forgive should be forgiven, nor shall he who will not give to the poor have his own wants relieved. God will measure to us with our own bushels, and those who have been… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.15.24

God’s High Places “I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.”~ Psalm 91:14 ~ Does the Lord say this to me? Yes, if I have known His name. Blessed be the Lord, I am no stranger to Him. I have tried Him, proved Him, and known Him, and therefore do I trust Him. I know His… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.14.24

Surgery for Healing “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.”~ Hosea 6:1 ~ It is the Lord’s way to tear before He heals. This is the honest love of His heart and the sure surgery of His hand. He also bruises… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.14.24

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 His… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.13.24

Day Is at Hand And I will give him the morning star. ~ Revelation 2:28 ~ Until the day break and the shadows flee away, what a blessing it is to see in Jesus “the morning star”! I remember when we read in the newspapers the idle tale that the star of Bethlehem had again appeared. On inquiry we found… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.12.24

Servants Honored “Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.”~ Proverbs 27:18~ He who tends the fig tree has figs for his pains, and he who waits on a good master has honor as his reward. Truly the Lord Jesus is the very best of masters, and it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.11.24

Wait for the Finals “Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.”~ Genesis 49:19 ~ Some of us have been like the tribe of Gad. Our adversaries for a while were too many for us; they came upon us like a troop. Yes, and for the moment they overcame us; and they exulted greatly because… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.10.24

Fear Only God “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”~ Hebrews 13:6 ~ Because God will never leave nor forsake us, we may well be content with such things as we have. Since the Lord is ours, we cannot be left without a friend, a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.09.2024

Trust Means Joy “For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.”~ Psalm 33:21 ~ The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.08.24

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 I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.07.24

Help Wanted “Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.”~ Matthew 20:7 ~ Yes, there is work in Christ’s vineyard for old bodies. It is the eleventh hour, and yet He will let us work. What grace is this! Surely every old man ought to jump at this invitation! After men are advanced in… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.06.24

Cure for Envy “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cast off.” ~ Proverbs 23:17-18 ~ When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them. When we hear the noise of their mirth… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.05.24

Why Remain Captive “The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity.”~ Deuteronomy 30:3 ~ God’s own people may sell themselves into captivity by sin. A very bitter fruit is this, of an exceeding bitter root. What a bondage it is when the child of God is sold under sin, held in chains by Satan, deprived of his liberty, robbed of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.04.24

Victory in Reverses “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”~ Micah 7:8 ~ This may express the feelings of a man or woman downtrodden and oppressed. Our enemy may put out our light for a season. There is sure hope for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.03.24

Listen for the Signal “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.” ~ 2 Samuel 5:24 ~ There are signs of the Lord’s moving which should move… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.02.24

Spiritual Sowing “He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”~ Galatians 6:8 ~ Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground never to see it anymore. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful, dreamy business; for we deny ourselves and apparently get nothing for it. Yet if we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.01.24

Full of Song “The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”~ Isaiah 55:12 ~ When sin is pardoned, our greatest sorrow is ended, and our truest pleasure begins. Such is the joy which the Lord bestows upon His reconciled ones, that it overflows and fills… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.30.24

The Overcomer’s Reward “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”~ Revelation 2:17 ~ My heart, be thou stirred up to persevere in the holy war, for the reward of victory… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.29.24

Forget and Forgive “Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” ~ Proverbs 20:22 ~ Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.28.24

It Becomes Mutual “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” ~ 2 Corinthians 6:16 ~ Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. The saints find in God… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.27.24

God Finished His Work “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.”~ Psalm 138:8 ~ He who has begun will carry on the work which is being wrought within my soul. The Lord is concerned about everything that concerns me. All that is now good, but not perfect, the Lord will watch over, preserve, and carry out to completion. This… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.26.24

Gracious Dealing “And the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.”~ Deuteronomy 15:18 ~ An Israelitish master was to give his bondservant liberty in due time, and when he left his service he was to start him in life with a liberal portion, This was to be done heartily and cheerfully, and then the Lord promised… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.25.24

What to Leave Children “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” ~ Proverbs 20:7 ~ Anxiety about our family is natural, but we shall be wise if we turn it into care about our own character. If we walk before the Lord in integrity, we shall do more to bless our descendants than if… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.24.24

Condition of Blessing “Bring ye all of the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”~ Malachi 3:10 ~ Many… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.28.24

It Becomes Mutual “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” ~ 2 Corinthians 6:16 ~ Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. The saints find in God… (more…)

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