Category Archives: Evening’s With Spurgeon

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.15.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck.” ~ Exodus 34:20 ~ Every firstborn creature must be the Lord’s, but since the ass was unclean, it could not be presented in sacrifice. What then? Should it be allowed… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.14.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “And be not conformed to this world.” ~ Romans 12:2 ~ If a Christian can by possibility be saved while he conforms to this world, at any rate it must be so as by fire. Such a bare salvation is almost as much to be dreaded as desired. Reader, would you wish to leave… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.13.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Love is strong as death.” ~ Song of Solomon 8:6 ~ Whose love can this be which is as mighty as the conqueror of monarchs, the destroyer of the human race? Would it not sound like satire if it were applied to my poor, weak, and scarcely living love to Jesus my Lord? I… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.12.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.” ~ John 14:26 ~ This age is peculiarly the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, in which Jesus cheers us, not by His personal presence, as He shall do by-and-by, but by the indwelling and constant abiding of the Holy Ghost, who is evermore the Comforter of the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.11.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Whom He did predestinate, them He also called.” ~ Romans 8:30 ~ In the second epistle to Timothy, first chapter, and ninth verse, are these words—”Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling.” Now, here is a touchstone by which we may try our calling. It is “an holy calling, not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.10.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.” ~ Jeremiah 15:21 ~ Note the glorious personality of the promise. I will, I will. The Lord Jehovah Himself interposes to deliver and redeem His people. He pledges Himself personally… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.09.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “But He answered her not a word.” ~ Matthew 15:23 ~ Genuine seekers who as yet have not obtained the blessing, may take comfort from the story before us. The Saviour did not at once bestow the blessing, even though the woman had great faith in Him. He intended to give it, but He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.08.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Praying in the Holy Ghost.” ~ Jude 20 ~ Mark the grand characteristic of true prayer—“In the Holy Ghost.” The seed of acceptable devotion must come from heaven’s storehouse. Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. We must shoot the Lord’s arrows back to Him. That desire which He writes… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.07.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Now on whom dost thou trust?” ~ Isaiah 36:5 ~ Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer, and see if it is yours. “On whom dost thou trust?” “I trust,” says the Christian, “in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that He has chosen me from before the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.06.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “He had married an Ethiopian woman.” ~ Numbers 12:1 ~ Strange choice of Moses, but how much more strange the choice of Him who is a prophet like unto Moses, and greater than he! Our Lord, who is fair as the lily, has entered into marriage union with one who confesses herself to be… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.05.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” ~ Mark 16:16 ~ Mr. MacDonald asked the inhabitants of the island of St. Kilda how a man must be saved. An old man replied, “We shall be saved if we repent, and forsake our sins, and turn to God.” “Yes,” said a middle-aged female,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.04.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” ~ 1 John 2:1 ~ If any man sin, we have an advocate.” Yes, though we sin, we have Him still. John does not say, “If any man sin he has forfeited his advocate,” but “we have an advocate,”… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.03.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “He Himself hath suffered being tempted.” ~ Hebrews 2:18 ~ It is a common-place thought, and yet it tastes like nectar to the weary heart—Jesus I was tempted as I am. You have heard that truth many times: have you grasped it? He was tempted to the very same sins into which we fall.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.02.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “A man greatly beloved.” ~ Daniel 10:11 ~ Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title? Ah! has your unbelief made you forget that you are greatly beloved too? Must you not have been greatly beloved, to have been bought with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.01.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “He will give grace and glory.”  ~ Psalm 84:11 ~ Bounteous is Jehovah in His nature; to give is His delight. His gifts are beyond measure precious, and are as freely given as the light of the sun. He gives grace to His elect because He wills it, to His redeemed because of His… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.30.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.29.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.22.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “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… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.21.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Gather not my soul with sinners.” ~ Psalm 26:9 ~ Fear made David pray thus, for something whispered, “Perhaps, after all, thou mayst be gathered with the wicked.” That fear, although marred by unbelief, springs, in the main, from holy anxiety, arising from the recollection of past sin. Even the pardoned man will enquire,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.20.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “In the evening withhold not thy hand.”   ~ Ecclesiastes 11:6 ~ In the evening of the day opportunities are plentiful: men return from their labour, and the zealous soul-winner finds time to tell abroad the love of Jesus. Have I no evening work for Jesus? If I have not, let me no longer withhold… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.19.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “For this child I prayed.” ~ 1 Samuel 1:27 ~ Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.18.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “And they follow me.” ~ John 10:27 ~ We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for He has a right to lead us wherever He pleases. We are not our own, we are bought with a price—let us recognize the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier follows his… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.17.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Encourage him.” ~ Deuteronomy 1:38 ~ God employs His people to encourage one another. He did not say to an angel, “Gabriel, my servant Joshua is about to lead my people into Canaan—go, encourage him.” God never works needless miracles; if His purposes can be accomplished by ordinary means, He will not use miraculous… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.16.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Am I a sea, or a whale, that Thou settest a watch over me?” ~ Job 7:12 ~ This was a strange question for Job to ask of the Lord. He felt himself to be too insignificant to be so strictly watched and chastened, and he hoped that he was not so unruly as… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.15.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “A people near unto him.” ~ Psalm 148:14 ~ The dispensation of the old covenant was that of distance. When God appeared even to His servant Moses, He said, “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet”; and when He manifested Himself upon Mount Sinai, to His own chosen and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.14.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” ~ Psalm 32:5 ~ David’s grief for sin was bitter. Its effects were visible upon his outward frame: “his bones waxed old”; “his… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.13.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “This man receiveth sinners.” ~ Luke 15:2 ~ Observe the condescension of this fact. This Man, who towers above all other men, holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners—this Man receiveth sinners. This Man, who is no other than the eternal God, before whom angels veil their faces—this Man receiveth sinners. It needs an… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.12.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “I will sing of mercy and judgment.” ~ Psalm 101:1 ~ Faith triumphs in trial. When reason is thrust into the inner prison, with her feet made fast in the stocks, faith makes the dungeon walls ring with her merry notes as she I cries, “I will sing of mercy and of judgment. Unto… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.11.21

This Evening’s Meditation C. H. Spurgeon “Lead me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness because of mine enemies.” ~ Psalms 5:8 ~ Very bitter is the enmity of the world against the people of Christ. Men will forgive a thousand faults in others, but they will magnify the most trivial offence in the followers of Jesus. Instead of vainly regretting this,… (more…)

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