Category Archives: Morning’s With Spurgeon

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.30.23

“And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.”~ 2 Chronicles 25:9 ~ A very important question this seemed to be to the king of Judah,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.29.23

“Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people . . . Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.”~ Leviticus 19:16, 17 ~ Tale-bearing emits a threefold poison; for it injures the teller, the hearer, and the person concerning whom the tale is told. Whether the report be true… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.28.23

“For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.”~ 3 John 3 ~ The truth was in Gaius, and Gaius walked in the truth. If the first had not been the case, the second could never have occurred; and if the second could not be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.23

“Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord.”~ Zechariah 3:1 ~ In Joshua the high priest we see a picture of each and every child of God, who has been made nigh by the blood of Christ, and has been taught to minister in holy things, and enter into that which is within the veil. Jesus has… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.23

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”~ Ecclesiastes 9:10 ~ Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently useful, we must not be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.23

“To preach deliverance to the captives.”~ Luke 4.18 ~ None but Jesus can give deliverance to captives. Real liberty cometh from Him only. It is a liberty righteously bestowed; for the Son, who is Heir of all things, has a right to make men free. The saints honour the justice of God, which now secures their salvation. It is a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.23

“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~ Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to His Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.23

“Fellowship with Him.”~ 1 John 1:6 ~ When we were united by faith to Christ, we were brought into such complete fellowship with Him, that we were made one with Him, and His interests and ours became mutual and identical. We have fellowship with Christ in His love. What He loves we love. He loves the saints so do we.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.22.23

“Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.”~ Hosea 12:12 ~ Jacob, while expostulating with Laban, thus describes his own toil, “This twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.21.23

“Grieve not the Holy Spirit.”~ Ephesians 4:30 ~ All that the believer has must come from Christ, but it comes solely through the channel of the Spirit of grace. Moreover, as all blessings thus flow to you through the Holy Spirit, so also no good thing can come out of you in holy thought, devout worship, or gracious act, apart… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.20.23

“O Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul.”~ Lamentations 3:58 ~ Observe how positively the prophet speaks. He doth not say, “I hope, I trust, I sometimes think, that God hath pleaded the causes of my soul”; but he speaks of it as a matter of fact not to be disputed. “Thou hast pleaded the causes of my… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.19.23

“Avoid foolish questions.”~ Titus 3:9 ~ Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over abstruse points and… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.18.23

“A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.”~ Song of Solomon 4:12 ~ In this metaphor, which has reference to the inner life of a believer, we have very plainly the idea of secrecy. It is a spring shut up: just as there were springs in the East, over which an edifice was built, so that none could reach them save… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.17.23

“To whom be glory for ever. Amen”~ Romans 11:36 ~ To whom be glory for ever.” This should be the single desire of the Christian. All other wishes must be subservient and tributary to this one. The Christian may wish for prosperity in his business, but only so far as it may help him to promote this To Him be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.16.23

“The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.”~ Lamentations 3:24 ~ It is not “The Lord is partly my portion,” nor “The Lord is in my portion”; but He Himself makes up the sum total of my soul’s inheritance. Within the circumference of that circle lies all that we possess or desire. The Lord is my portion. Not His grace… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.15.23

“The Lord’s portion is His people.”~ Deuteronomy 32:9 ~ How are they His? By His own sovereign choice. He chose them, and set His love upon them. This He did altogether apart from any goodness in them at the time, or any goodness which He foresaw in them. He had mercy on whom He would have mercy, and ordained a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.14.23

“I will cut off them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham.   ~ Zephaniah 1:5 ~ Such persons thought themselves safe because they were with both parties: they went with the followers of Jehovah, and bowed at the same time to Malcham. But duplicity is abominable with God, and hypocrisy His soul hateth.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.13.23

“The branch cannot bear fruit of itself.”~ John 15:4 ~ How did you begin to bear fruit? It was when you came to Jesus and cast yourselves on His great atonement, and rested on His finished righteousness. Ah! what fruit you had then! Do you remember those early days? Then indeed the vine flourished, the tender grape appeared, the pomegranates… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.12.23

“The trial of your faith.”~ 1 Peter 1:7 ~ Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials. Faith never prospers so well as when all things are against her: tempests are her trainers, and lightnings are her illuminators. When a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.11.23

“Underneath are the everlasting arms.”~ Deuteronomy 33:27 ~ God the eternal God is Himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep sense of his great sinfulness, he is humbled before God till he scarcely knows how to pray, because… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.10.23

“The eternal God is thy refuge.”~Deuteronomy 33:27 ~ The word refuge may be translated “mansion,” or “abiding-place,” which gives the thought that God is our abode, our home. There is a fulness and sweetness in the metaphor, for dear to our hearts is our home, although it be the humblest cottage, or the scantiest garret; and dearer far is our… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.09.23

“So walk ye in Him.”~ Colossians 2:6 ~ If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.08.23

“As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord.”~ Colossians 2:6 ~ The life of faith is represented as receiving an act which implies the very opposite of anything like merit. It is simply the acceptance of a gift. As the earth drinks in the rain, as the sea receives the streams, as night accepts light from the stars, so we,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.07.23

“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.”~ Isaiah 49:16 ~ No doubt a part of the wonder which is concentrated in the word “Behold,” is excited by the unbelieving lamentation of the preceding sentence. Zion said, “The Lord hath forsaken me, and my God hath forgotten me.” How amazed the divine mind seems to be at… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.06.23

“I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.”~ Isaiah 44:3 ~ When a believer has fallen into a low, sad state of feeling, he often tries to lift himself out of it by chastening himself with dark and doleful fears. Such is not the way to rise from the dust, but to continue in it. As well chain the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.05.23

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.”~ Isaiah 54:17 ~ This day is notable in English history for two great deliverances wrought by God for us. On this day the plot of the Papists to destroy our Houses of Parliament was discovered, 1605. “While for our princes they prepareIn caverns deep a burning snare,He shot from heaven a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.04.23

“For my strength is made perfect in weakness.”~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ A primary qualification for serving God with any amount of success, and for doing God’s work well and triumphantly, is a sense of our own weakness. When God’s warrior marches forth to battle, strong in his own might, when he boasts, “I know that I shall conquer, my… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.03.23

“Behold, he prayeth.”~ Acts 9:11 ~ Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears; yet that groan has made all the harps… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.02.23

“I am the Lord, I change not.~ Malachi3:6 ~ It is well for us that, amidst all the variableness of life, there is One whom change cannot affect; One whose heart can never alter, and on whose brow mutability can make no furrows. All things else have changed all things are changing. The sun itself grows dim with age; the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.01.23

  The church in thy house~ Philemon 2 ~ Is there a Church in this house? Are parents, children, friends, servants, all members of it? or are some still unconverted? Let us pause here and let the question go round Am I a member of the Church in this house? How would father’s heart leap for joy, and mother’s eyes… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~10.31.23

I will praise thee, O Lord. ~ Psalm 9.1 ~ Praise should always follow answered prayer; as the mist of earths gratitude rises when the sun of heavens love warms the ground. Hath the Lord been gracious to thee, and inclined his ear to the voice of thy supplication? Then praise him as long as thou livest. Let the ripe… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.30.23

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, “~ Matthew 6:9 ~ This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption,Our Father There is no acceptable prayer until we can say,  will arise, and go unto my Father. This child-like spirit soon perceives the grandeur of the Father in heaven, and… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.29.23

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, etc.”~ Matthew 6:9 ~ This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption, “Our Father.” There is no acceptable prayer until we can say, “I will arise, and go unto my Father.” This child-like spirit soon perceives the grandeur of the Father “in… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.28.23

“I have chosen you out of the world.” ~ John 15:19 ~ Here is distinguishing grace and discriminating regard; for some are made the special objects of divine affection. Do not be afraid to dwell upon this high doctrine of election. When your mind is most heavy and depressed, you will find it to be a bottle of richest cordial.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.28.23

“The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.”~ Galatians 2:20 ~ When the Lord in mercy passed by and saw us in our blood, He first of all said, “Live”; and this He did first, because life is one of the absolutely essential things in spiritual matters, and until… (more…)

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