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

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.18.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.17.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.16.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.15.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.14.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.13.22

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 05.12.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.11.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.10.22

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,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.09.2022

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.08.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.07.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.06.22

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 05.05.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.04.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.03.22

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 05.02.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.01.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.30.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.29.22

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 04.28.22

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 04.27.22

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.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.26.22

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… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.25.22

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 04.24.22

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 ~… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.23.22

No Fear of Death “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” ~ Revelation 2:11 ~ The first death we must endure unless the Lord should suddenly come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting it without fear,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.22.22

Power to Raise “The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down” ~ Psalm 146:8 ~ Am I bowed down? Then let me urge this word of grace before the Lord. It is His way, His custom, His promise, His delight, to raise up them that are bowed down. Is it a sense… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.21.22

God Repays “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” ~ Proverbs 19:17 ~ We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.20.22

By Faith Not Feeling “The just shall live by faith.” ~ Romans 1:17 ~ I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the Lord my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.19.22

An Expert Searcher “For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.” ~ Ezekiel 34:11 ~ This He does at the first when His elect are like wandering sheep that know not the Shepherd or the fold. How wonderfully doth the Lord find out His chosen! Jesus is great as… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.18.22

He Never Fails “I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Joshua 1:5 ~ This word to Joshua is often quoted; it is the basis of that New Testament word “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Beloved, a life of warfare is before us, but the Lord of Hosts… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.17.22

Enemies at Peace “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” ~ Proverbs 16:7 ~ I must see that my ways please the Lord. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavor to do that which is right. But what a promise this… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.16.22

All Turned to Holiness “In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, holiness unto the Lord,” ~ Zechariah 14:20 ~ Happy day when all things shall be consecrated, and the horses’ bells shall ring out holiness to the Lord! That day has come to me. Do I not make all things holy to God? These garments,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.15.22

Desires of Righteous Granted “The desires of the righteous shall be granted.” ~ Proverbs 10:24 ~ Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous. Let us keep the Lord’s commands,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.14.22

My Choice Is His Choice “He shall choose our inheritance for us.” ~ Psalm 47:4 ~ Our enemies would allot us a very dreary portion, but we are not left in their hands. The Lord will cause us to stand in our lot, and our place is appointed by His infinite wisdom. A wiser mind than our own arranges our… (more…)

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