Category Archives: Faith’s Check Book C.H. Spurgeon

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.28.24

Set Apart “Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord.”~ Isaiah 61:6 ~ This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers. If we live up to our privileges, we shall live unto God so clearly and distinctly that men shall see that we are set apart for holy service and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.27.24

Unstaggering Trustfulness “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”~ Psalm 112:7 ~ Suspense is dreadful. When we have no news from home, we are apt to grow anxious, and we cannot be persuaded that “no news is good news.” Faith is the cure for this condition of sadness; the Lord by… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.26.24

Truth Established “The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”~ Proverbs 12:19 ~ Truth wears well. Time tests it, but it right well endures the trial. R; then, I have spoken the truth and have for the present to suffer for it, I must be content to wait. If also… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.25.24

“Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord.” ~ Isaiah 61:6 ~ This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers. If we live up to our privileges, we shall live unto God so clearly and distinctly that men shall see that we are set apart for holy service and shall… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.24.24

Hear So as to Be Heard “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”~ John 15:7 ~ Note well that we must hear Jesus speak if we expect Him to hear us speak. If we have no ear for Christ, He will have no… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.23.24

Unbroken Fellowship Essential “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”~ John 15:7 ~ Of necessity we must be in Christ to live unto Him, and we must abide in Him to be able to claim the largesse of this promise from Him. To… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.22.24

Past Deliverance Begets Faith “David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine” ~ 1 Samuel 17:37 ~ This is not a promise if we consider only the words, but it is truly so as… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.21.24

Blessing on Littleness “He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great” ~Psalm 115:13 ~ This is a word of cheer to those who are of humble station and mean estate. Our God has a very gracious consideration for those of small property, small talent, small influence, small weight. God careth for the small things in creation… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.20.24

Continual Guidance “The LORD shall guide thee continually”  ~ Isaiah 5 8:11 ~ What aileth thee? Hast thou lost thy way? Art thou entangled in a dark wood and canst thou not find thy paths? Stand still, and see the salvation of God. He knows the way, and He will direct thee in it if thou cry unto Him. Every… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.19.24

Better Farther On“Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more”  Nahum 1.12 There is a limit to affliction. God sends it, and God removes it. Do you sigh and say, “When will the end be?” Remember that our griefs will surely and finally end when this poor earthly life is over, Let us quietly wait and patiently… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.18.24

God Will Answer “He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them” ~ Psalm 145:19 ~ His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.17.24

God Can Make You Strong “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded” ~ 2 Chronicles 15.7 ~ God had done great things for King Asa and Judah, but yet they were a feeble folk. Their feet were very tottering in the ways of the LORD, and their hearts very hesitating,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.16.24

You Deal with God “I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man.”~ Hosea 11:9 ~ The Lord thus makes known His sparing mercies. It may be that the reader is now under heavy displeasure, and everything threatens his speedy doom. Let the text hold him… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.15.24

Ever Mindful “The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us.”~ Psalm 115:12 ~ I can set my seal to that first sentence. Cannot you? Yes, Jehovah has thought of us, provided for us, comforted us, delivered us, and guided us. In all the movements of His providence He has been mindful of us, never overlooking our mean… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.14.24

Mercy to the Undeserving “He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.”~ Psalm 32:10 ~ O fair reward of trust! My Lord, grant it me to the full! The truster above all men feels himself to be a sinner; and lo, mercy is prepared for him: he knows himself to have no deservings, but mercy comes in… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.13.24

Blessed in the Field “Blessed shalt thou be in the field.” ~ Deuteronomy 28:3 ~ So was Isaac blessed when he walked therein at eventide to meditate. How often has the Lord met us when we have been alone! The hedges and the trees can bear witness to our joy. We look for such blessedness again. So was Boaz blessed… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.12.24

God Delights to Give “And the Lord said unto Abraham, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward, for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”~ Genesis 13:14-15 ~ A… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.11.24

Are the Children In? “I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.”~ Isaiah 44:3 ~ Our dear children have not the Spirit of God by nature, as we plainly see. We see much in them which makes us fear as to their future, and this drives us to agonizing prayer. When a son becomes… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.18.24

God Will Answer “He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them” ~ Psalm 145:19 ~ His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.10.24

A Constant Witness “For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.” ~ Acts 22:15 ~ Paul was chosen to see and hear the Lord speaking to him out of heaven. This divine election was a high privilege for himself; but it was not intended to end with him; it was meant to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.09.24

The Dross Purged “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”~ Zechariah 13:9 ~ Grace… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.08.24

Joyful Security “I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear of falling is wholesome. To be venturesome is no sign of wisdom. Times come to us when we feel that we must go down unless we have a very special support. Here we have it. God’s right hand is a grand thing to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.07.24

Return from Backsliding “If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up.”~ Job 22:23 ~ Eliphaz, in this utterance, spoke a great truth, which is the summary of many an inspired Scripture. Reader, has sin pulled you down? Have you become like a ruin? Has the hand of the Lord gone out against you so that in estate… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.06.24

Blessing in the City “If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, blessed shalt thou be in the city.”~ Deuteronomy 28:2-3 ~ The city is full of care, and he who has to go there from day to day finds it to be a place of great wear and tear. It is full of noise, and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.05.24

Justice Satisfied “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.”~ Exodus 12:13 ~ My own sight of the precious blood is for my comfort; but it is the Lord’s sight of it which secures my safety. Even when I am unable to behold it, the Lord looks at it and passes over me because of it. If I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.04.24

He Will Return “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”~ John 14:18 ~ He left us, and yet we are not left orphans. He is our comfort, and He is gone; but we are not comfortless. Our comfort is that He will come to us, and this is consolation enough to sustain us through His prolonged… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.03.24

He Freely Gives “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”~ Romans 8:32 ~ If this is not a promise in form, it is in fact. Indeed, it is more than one promise, it is a conglomerate of promises. It is a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.02.24

Grow Up “And ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”~ Malachi 4:2 ~ Yes, when the sun shines, the sick quit their chambers and walk abroad to breathe the fresh air. When the sun brings spring and summer, the cattle quit their stalls and seek pasture on the higher Alps. Even thus, when we have… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 02.01.24

“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.”~ Malachi 4.2 ~ Fulfilled once in the first advent of our glorious Lord, and yet to have a fuller accomplishment in His second advent, this gracious word is also for daily use. Is it dark with the reader? Does the night deepen… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.31.24

God Always Hears “My God will hear me.”~ Micah 7:7 ~ Friends may be unfaithful, but the Lord will not turn away from the gracious soul; on the contrary, He will hear all its desires. The prophet says, “Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. A man’s enemies are the men of his own… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.30.24

A Heavenly Escort “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest.” ~ Genesis 28:15 ~ Do we need journeying mercies? Here are choice ones God’s presence and preservation, In all places we need both of these, and in all places we shall have them if we go at the call of duty,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.29.24

Obedience Brings Blessing “Observe and hear all these words, which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.”~ Deuteronomy 12:28 ~ Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.28.24

Tears Shall Cease “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”~ Revelation 21:4 ~ Yes, we shall come to this if we are believers. Sorrow shall cease, and tears shall be wiped away. This is the world of weeping, but it passes away. There shall be a new heaven and a new earth, so says the first verse… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.27.24

Precious Repentance “And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.”~ Ezekiel 20:43 ~ When we are accepted of the Lord and are standing in the place of favor, and peace, and safety, then we are… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.26.24

God Routs Fear “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel”.~ Numbers 23:23 ~ How this should cut up root and branch all silly, superstitious fears! Even if there were any truth in witchcraft and omens, they could not affect the people of the Lord. Those whom God blessed, devils cannot curse. Ungodly men,… (more…)

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