Monthly Archives: September 2023

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.30.23

“A living dog is better than a dead lion.’~ Ecclesiastes 9:4 ~ Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.30.23

Needs to Open Our Mouths “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”~ Psalm 81:10 ~ What an encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things because our deservings are so small; but the Lord would have us request great blessings. Prayer should be as simple a matter as the opening of the mouth;… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.30.23

Philippians 1:9-10 And this I pray, that your lovemay abound yet more and morein knowledge and in all judgment;That ye may approve things thatare excellent; that ye may besincere and without offencetill the day of Christ. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 240

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.30.23

“Sing forth the honour of His name, make His praise glorious.”~ Psalm 66:2 ~ It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God’s most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of His grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.29.23

“I found Him whom my soul loveth: I held Him, and would not let Him go.”~ Song of Solomon 3:4 ~ Does Christ receive us when we come to Him, notwithstanding all our past sinfulness? Does He never chide us for having tried all other refuges first? And is there none on earth like Him? Is He the best of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.29.23

To Glorify Christ Jesus “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”~ John 16:14 ~ The Holy Ghost Himself cannot better glorify the Lord Jesus than by showing to us Christ’s own things. Jesus is His own best commendation. There is no adorning Him except with his own gold. The Comforter shows… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.29.23

John 3:20-21 For every one that doeth evilhateth the light, neither comethto the light, lest his deeds shouldbe reproved. But he that doethtruth cometh to the light,that his deeds may be made manifest,that they are wrought in God. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 249

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.29.23

“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 morning it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.23

“Go again seven times.”~ 1 Kings 18:43 ~ Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when His people are earnest in a matter which concerns His glory. The prophet on the top of Carmel continued to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.28.23

Work is Done; Rest in Him “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”~ Hebrews 4:9 ~ God has provided a Sabbath, and some must enter into it. Those to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief; therefore, that Sabbath remains for the people of God. David sang of it; but he had to… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.28.23

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receivethnot the things of the Spirit of God:for they are foolishness unto him:neither can he know them,because they are spiritually discerned. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 212

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.23

“The Lord looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men.”~ Psalm 33:13 ~ Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when He is spoken of as stooping from His throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love Him, who, when… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.23

“My Beloved put in His hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for Him.”~ Song of Solomon 5:4 ~ Knocking  was not enough, for my heart was too full of sleep, too cold and ungrateful to arise and open the door, but the touch of His effectual grace has made my soul bestir itself. Oh,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.27.23

The Divine Light in Darkness For thou wilt light my candle.~ Psalm 18:28 ~ It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.23

“Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord!”~ Deuteronomy 33:29 ~ He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it. It were strange indeed, if it made us wretched, for see to what a position it exalts us! It makes us sons of God. Suppose you… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.27.23

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness; and all thesethings shall be added unto you. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 265

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.23

“Howl, fir tree, for the cedar is fallen.“~ Zechariah 11:2 ~ When in the forest there is heard the crash of a falling oak, it is a sign that the woodman is abroad, and every tree in the whole company may tremble lest to-morrow the sharp edge of the axe should find it out. We are all like trees marked… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.26.23

Among the Redeemed “Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be redeemed among the nations.”~ Numbers 23:9 ~ Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the Lord fully within its bounds is very difficult. There is such a mingling and mixing… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.26.23

Hebrews 10:30-31 For we know him that hathsaid, Vengeance belongeth unto me,I will recompense, saith the Lord.And again, The Lord shall judgehis people. It is a fearful thing tofall into the hands of the living God. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 224

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.23

“The myrtle trees that were in the bottom.”~ Zechariah 1:8 ~ The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah’s day; but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. It is… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.23

“Who of God is made unto us wisdom.”~ 1 Corinthians 1:30 ~ Man’s intellect seeks after rest, and by nature seeks it apart from the Lord Jesus Christ. Men of education are apt, even when converted, to look upon the simplicities of the cross of Christ with an eye too little reverent and loving. They are snared in the old… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.25.23

The Sacrifice Has Been Accepted “If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these thing.”~ Judges 13:23 ~ This is a sort of promise deduced by logic. It is an inference fairly drawn from ascertained facts. It was… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.25.23

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things writeI unto you, that ye sin not.And if any man sin, we have anadvocate with the Father,Jesus Christ the righteous: King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 180

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.23

“Just, and the justifier of him which believeth.”~ Romans 3:26 ~ Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, but yet with no dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has paid… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.23

“I sleep, but my heart waketh.”~ Song of Solomon 5:2 ~ Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one the spouse was asleep, and yet she was awake. He only can read the believer’s riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. The two points in this evening’s text are a mournful sleepiness and a hopeful wakefulness.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.24.23

The Life-Giving Stream “And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live.”~ Ezekiel 47:9 ~ The living waters, in the prophet’s vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting consequence.… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.24.23

Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence,which hath great recompence of reward.For ye have need of patience, that, after yehave done the will of God, ye mightreceive the promise. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 225

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.23

“For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.”— Ezra… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.23

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe.”~ Mark 9:23 ~ A certain man had a demoniac son, who was afflicted with a dumb spirit. The father, having seen the futility of the endeavours of the disciples to heal his child, had little or no faith in Christ, and therefore, when he was bidden to bring his son to Him,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.23.23

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”~ Amos 9:9 ~ The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.23.23

Romans 5:3-4 And not only so, but we gloryin tribulations also: knowingthat tribulation worketh patience;And patience, experience;and experience, hope: King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 242

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.23

“Accepted in the beloved.”~ Ephesians 1:6 ~ What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term acceptance” in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine complacence, nay, even of divine delight. How marvellous that we, worms, mortals, sinners, should be the objects of divine love! But it… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.22.23

“When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” ~ Psalm 61:2 ~ Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in heart; emptied as when a man wipeth a dish and turneth it upside down; submerged and thrown on our beam ends like a vessel mastered by the storm. Discoveries of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.22.23

 Broad Rivers Without Galleys “But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.” ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~ The Lord will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things. If… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 09.22.23

Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another,as Christ also received us to theglory of God. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 237