Category Archives: ~ To God Be the Glory ~

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.18.22

“Afterward.” ~ Hebrews 12:11 ~ How happy are tried Christians, afterwards. No calm more deep than that which succeeds a storm. Who has not rejoiced in clear shinings after rain? Victorious banquets are for well-exercised soldiers. After killing the lion we eat the honey; after climbing the Hill Difficulty, we sit down in the arbour to rest; after traversing the… (more…)

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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.18.22

“In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him.” ~ Colossians 2:9, 10 ~ All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fulness of the Godhead, whatever that marvellous term may comprehend, is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.17.22

“Thou art My servant; I have chosen thee.” ~ Isaiah 41:9 ~ If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be His name, we are His servants, wearing His livery, feeding at His table,… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.17.22

“So to walk even as He walked.” ~ 1 John 2:6 ~ Why should Christians imitate Christ? They should do it for their own sakes. If they desire to be in a healthy state of soul—if they would escape the sickness of sin, and enjoy the vigour of growing grace, let Jesus be their model. For their own happiness’ sake,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.16.22

“And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle, and your beasts.” ~ 2 Kings 3:16,17 ~ The armies of the three kings were… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.16.22

“Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” ~1 Timothy 6:17 ~ Our Lord Jesus is ever giving, and does not for a solitary instant withdraw His hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever-shining; He is manna always falling round… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.15.22

“Made perfect.” ~ Hebrews 12:23 ~ Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs—the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate—experience soon teaches us this. Within us are still lusts and… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.15.22

“All that believe are justified.” ~ Acts 13:39 ~ The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is given to the soul in the moment when it closes with Christ, and accepts Him as its all in all. Are they who… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.14.22

“He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom.” ~Isaiah 40:11 ~ Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Why doth He carry the lambs in His bosom? Because He hath a tender heart, and any weakness at once melts His heart. The sighs, the ignorance, the… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.14.22

“Joint heirs with Christ.” ~ Romans 8:17 ~ The boundless realms of His Father’s universe are Christ’s by prescriptive right. As “heir of all things,” He is the sole proprietor of the vast creation of God, and He has admitted us to claim the whole as ours, by virtue of that deed of joint-heir-ship which the Lord hath ratified with… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.13.22

Thou art my portion, O Lord.” ~ Psalm 119:57 ~ Look at thy possessions, O believer, and compare thy portion with the lot of thy fellowmen. Some of them have their portion in the field; they are rich, and their harvests yield them a golden increase; but what are harvests compared with thy God, who is the God of harvests?… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.13.22

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” ~ Psalm 30:5 ~ CHRISTIAN! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for “Lo! He comes with clouds descending.” Be patient! The Husbandman waits until He reaps His… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.12.22

“Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again.” ~ Genesis 46:3,4 ~ Jacob must have shuddered at the thought of leaving the land of his father’s sojourning, and dwelling among heathen strangers. It was… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.12.22

“And will manifest myself to him.” ~ John 14:21 ~ The Lord Jesus gives special revelations of Himself to His people. Even if Scripture did not declare this, there are many of the children of God who could testify the truth of it from their own experience. They have had manifestations of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.11.22

“Only be thou strong and very courageous.” ~ Joshua 1:7 ~ Our God’s tender love for His servants makes Him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.11.22

“I am with you always.” ~ Matthew 28:20 ~ It is well there is One who is ever the same, and who is ever with us. It is well there is one stable rock amidst the billows of the sea of life. O my soul, set not thine affections upon rusting, moth-eaten, decaying treasures, but set thine heart upon Him… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.10.22

“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” ~ John 1:14 ~ Believer, You can bear your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, if He be human to all the world beside. He has done that… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.10.22

“But now is Christ risen from the dead.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:20 ~ The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that “Christ is risen from the dead;” for, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins.” The divinity of Christ finds its surest proof… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.09.22

“Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field . . . let us see if the vine flourish.” ~ Song of Solomon 7:11,12 ~ The church was about to engage in earnest labour, and desired her Lord’s company in it. She does not say, “I will go,” but “let us go.” It is blessed working when Jesus is… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.09.22

“Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.” ~ Ephesians 1:3 ~ All the goodness of the past, the present, and the future, Christ bestows upon His people. In the mysterious ages of the past the Lord Jesus was His Father’s first elect, and in His election He gave us an interest, for we were chosen in Him from before… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.08.22

“Acquaint now thyself with Him.” ~ Job 22:21 ~ If we would rightly “acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace,” we must know Him as He has revealed Himself, not only in the unity of His essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of His persons. God said, “Let us make man in our own image”—let not man… (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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.08.22

“He that was healed wist not who it was.” ~ John 5:13 ~ Dears are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man. When Jesus, therefore, healed him by a word, while he lay at the pool of Bethesda, he was delightfully… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.07.22

“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” ~ John 5:8 ~ Like many others, the impotent man had been waiting for a wonder to be wrought, and a sign to be given. Wearily did he watch the I pool, but no angel came, or came not for him; yet, thinking it to be his only chance,… (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…)

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