Category Archives: Evening’s With Spurgeon

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.05.23

“And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.”~ Zechariah 1:20 ~ In the vision described in this chapter, the prophet saw four terrible horns. They were pushing this way and that way, dashing down the strongest and the mightiest; and the prophet asked, “What are these?” The answer was, “These are the horns which have scattered Israel.” He saw before him… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.04.23

“Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”~ Romans 8:23 ~ This groaning is universal among the saints: to a greater or less extent we all feel it. It is not the groan of murmuring or complaint: it is rather the note of desire than of distress. Having received an earnest,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.03.23

“The Lord mighty in battle.”~ Psalm 24:8 ~ We may our God be glorious in the eyes of His people, seeing that He has wrought such wonders for them, in them, and by them. For them, the Lord Jesus upon Calvary routed every foe, breaking all the weapons of the enemy in pieces by His finished work of satisfactory obedience;… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.02.23

“Behold, all is vanity.”~ Ecclesiastes 1:14 ~ Nothing can satisfy the entire man but the Lord’s love and the Lord’s own self. Saints have tried to anchor in other roadsteads, but they have been driven out of such fatal refuges. Solomon, the wisest of men, was permitted to make experiments for us all, and to do for us what we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.01.23

“O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”~ Psalm 107:8 ~ If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.30.23

“Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.”~ Revelation 12:7 ~ War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.29.23

“Spices for anointing oil.”~ Exodus 35:8 ~ Much use was made of this anointing oil under the law, and that which it represents is of primary importance under the gospel. The Holy Spirit, who anoints us for all holy service, is indispensable to us if we would serve the Lord acceptably. Without His aid our religious services are but a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.23

“The forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”~ Ephesians 1:7 ~ Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word “forgiveness,” when it sounds in a guilty sinner’s ear, like the silver notes of jubilee to the captive Israelite? Blessed, for ever blessed be that dear star of pardon which shines into the condemned… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.23

“They shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel.”~ Zechariah 4:10 ~ Small things marked the beginning of the work in the hand of Zerubbabel, but none might despise it, for the Lord had raised up one who would persevere until the headstone should be brought forth with shoutings. The plummet was in good hands. Here… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.23

“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”~ Romans 9:15 ~ In these words the Lord in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.23

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”~ Proverbs 24:33, 34 ~ The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.22.23

“The power of His resurrection.” ~ Philippians 3:10 ~ The doctrine of a risen Saviour is exceedingly precious. The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity. It is the key-stone of the arch of our salvation. It would take a volume to set forth all the streams of living water which flow from this one sacred source,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.23

“Get thee up into the high mountain.”~ Isaiah 40:9 ~ Each believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see Him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of the valley when the summit of Tabor awaits us. My soul thirsteth to drink… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.21.23

“Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.”~ John 12:2 ~ He is to be envied. It was well to be Martha and serve, but better to be Lazarus and commune. There are times for each purpose, and each is comely in its season, but none of the trees of the garden yield such clusters as… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.20.23

“The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.”~ Proverbs 30:26 ~ Conscious of their own natural defenselessness, the conies resort to burrows in the rocks, and are secure from their enemies. My heart, be willing to gather a lesson from these feeble folk. Thou art as weak and as exposed to peril as… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.19.23

“O that I knew where I might find Him!”~ Job 23:3 ~ In Job’s uttermost extremity he cried after the Lord. The longing desire of an afflicted child of God is once more to see his Father’s face. His first prayer is not “O that I might be healed of the disease which now festers in every part of my… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.18.23

“Thou art from everlasting.”~Psalm 93:2 ~ CHRIST is EVERLASTING. Of Him we may sing with David, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Jesus always was. The Babe born in Bethlehem was united to the Word, which was in the beginning, by whom all things were… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.17.23

“He that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby”~ Ecclesiastes 10:9 ~ Oppressors may get their will of poor and needy men as easily as they can split logs of wood, but they had better mind, for it is a dangerous business, and a splinter from a tree has often killed the woodman. Jesus is persecuted in every injured saint, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.16.23

“Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty”~ Isaiah 33:17 ~ The more you know about Christ the less will you be satisfied with superficial views of Him; and the more deeply you study His transactions in the eternal covenant, His engagements on your behalf as the eternal Surety, and the fulness of His grace which shines in all… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.15.23

“Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.”~ Psalm 68:28 ~ It is our wisdom, as well as our necessity, to beseech God continually to strengthen that which He has wrought in us. It is because of their neglect in this, that many Christians may blame themselves for those trials and afflictions of spirit which arise from unbelief.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.14.23

“And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.”~ Genesis 29:26 ~ We do not excuse Laban for his dishonesty, but we scruple not to learn from the custom which he quoted as his excuse. There are some things which must be taken in order, and if we would win… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.13.23

“Men ought always to pray.”~ Luke 18:1 ~ IF men ought always to pray and not to faint, much more Christian men. Jesus has sent His church into the world on the same errand upon which He Himself came, and this mission includes intercession. What if I say that the church is the world’s priest? Creation is dumb, but the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.12.23

“And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”~ Luke 6:12 ~ If ever one of woman born might have lived without prayer, it was our spotless, perfect Lord, and yet none was ever so much in supplication as He! Such was His love… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.11.23

“He shall choose our inheritance for us.”~ Psalm 47:4~ Believer, if your inheritance be a lowly one you should be satisfied with your earthly portion; for you may rest assured that it is the fittest for you. Unerring wisdom ordained your lot, and selected for you the safest and best condition. A ship of large tonnage is to be brought… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.10.23

“It is enough for the disciple that he be as His Master.” ~ Matthew 10:25 ~ NO one will dispute this statement, for it would be unseemly for the servant to be exalted above his Master. When our Lord was on earth, what was the treatment He received? Were His claims acknowledged, His instructions followed, His perfections worshipped, by those… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.09.23

“His place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.” ~ Isaiah 33:16 ~ Do you doubt, O Christian, do you doubt as to whether God will fulfil His promise? Shall the munitions of rock be carried by storm? O Shall the storehouses of heaven fail? Do you think that… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.08.23

“The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with My disciples?“~ Mark 14:14 ~ Jerusalem at the time of the passover was one great inn; each householder had invited his own friends, but no one had invited the Saviour, and He had no dwelling of His own. It was by His own supernatural power that… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.07.23

“And ye shall be witnesses unto Me.”~ Acts 1:8 ~ In order to learn how to discharge your duty as a witness for Christ, look at His example. He is always witnessing: by the well of Samaria, or in the Temple of Jerusalem: by the lake of Gennesaret, or on the mountain’s brow. He is witnessing night and day; His… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.06.23

“Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.”~ Hebrews 9:20 ~ There is a strange power about the very name of blood, and the sight of it is always affecting. A kind heart cannot bear to see a sparrow bleed, and unless familiarized by use, turns away with horror at the slaughter of a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.05.23

“Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”~ Psalm 100:4 ~ Our Lord would have all His people rich in high and happy thoughts concerning His blessed person. Jesus is not content that His brethren should think meanly of Him; it is His pleasure that His espoused ones should be delighted with His beauty. We are not to regard Him… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.04.23

“In Thy light shall we see light.”~ Psalm 36:9 ~ No lips can tell the love of Christ to the heart till Jesus Himself shall speak within. Descriptions all fall flat and tame unless the Holy Ghost fills them with life and power; till our Immanuel reveals Himself within, the soul sees Him not. If you would see the sun,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.03.23

“Their prayer came up to His holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.”~ 2 Chronicles 30:27 ~ Prayer is the never-failing resort of the Christian in any case, in every plight. When you cannot use your sword you may take to the weapon of all-prayer. Your powder may be damp, your bow-string may be relaxed, but the weapon of all-prayer need… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.02.23

Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.~ Psalms 119:53 ~ My soul, feelest thou this holy shuddering at the sins of others? for otherwise thou lackest inward holiness. David’s cheeks were wet with rivers of waters because of prevailing unholiness, Jeremiah desired eyes like fountains that he might lament the iniquities of Israel,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.01.23

And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away: so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.~ Matthew 24.39 ~ Universal was the doom, neither rich nor poor escaped: the learned and the illiterate, the admired and the abhorred, the religious and the profane, the old and the young, all sank in one common… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.31.23

Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it~ Song of Solomon 8:13 ~ My sweet Lord Jesus remembers well the garden of Gethsemane, and although he has left that garden, he now dwells in the garden of his church: there he unbosoms himself to those who keep his blessed company. That… (more…)

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