Category Archives: ~ To God Be the Glory ~

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.07.23

“Ye that love the Lord hate evil.”~ Psalm 97:10 ~ Thou hast good reason to “hate evil,” for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made thee deaf so that thou… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.06.23

  “Are they Israelites? so am I.”~ 2 Corinthians 11:22 ~ We have here A PERSONAL CLAIM, and one that needs proof. The apostle knew that His claim was indisputable, but there are many persons who have no right to the title who yet claim to belong to the Israel of God. If we are with confidence declaring, “So am… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.06.23

He Always Listens “The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.”~ Psalm 6:9 ~ The experience here recorded is mine. I can set to my seal that God is true. In very wonderful ways He has answered the prayers of His servant many and many a time. Yes, and He is hearing my present supplication, and… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.06.23

“Behold, I am vile.”~ Job 40:4 ~ One cheering word, poor lost sinner, for thee! You think you must not come to God because YOU are vile. Now, there is not a saint living on earth but has been made to feel that he is vile. If Job, and Isaiah, and Paul were all obliged to say “I am vile,”… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.05.23

“He that loveth not knoweth not God.”~ 1 John 4:8 ~ The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, “Christ loved me and gave Himself for me.”… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.05.23

Is There a Difference? “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel”.~ Exodus 11:7 ~ What! Has God power over the tongues of dogs! Can he keep ours from barking? Yes, it… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.05.23

“The Lord shut him in.”~ Genesis 7:16 ~ Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.04.23

“Received up into glory.”~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~ We have seen our well-beloved Lord in the days of His flesh, humiliated and sore vexed; for He was “despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” He whose brightness is as the morning, wore the sackcloth of sorrow as His daily dress: shame was His mantle,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.04.23

Exceedingly Precious “They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts in that day when I make up my jewels.”~ Malachi 3:17 ~ A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. My soul, wilt thou be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.04.23

“The kindness and love of God our Saviour.”~ Titus 3:4 ~ How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with His own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer’s love, and a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.03.23

“He humbled Himself.”~ Philippians 2:8 ~ Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples’ feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See Him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentence the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.03.23

Surefootedness “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hind’s feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”~ Habakkuk 3:19 ~ This confidence of the man of God is tantamount to a promise, for that which faith is persuaded of is the purpose of God. The prophet had to traverse the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.03.23

“These were potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.”~ 1 Chronicles 4:23 ~ Potters were not the very highest grade of workers, but “the king” needed potters, and therefore they were in royal service, although the material upon which they worked was nothing but clay. We, too, may be… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.02.23

“Good Master.”~ Matthew 19:16 ~ If the young man in the gospel used this title in speaking to our Lord, how much more fitly may I thus address Him! He is indeed my Master in both senses, a ruling Master and a teaching Master. I delight to run upon His errands, and to sit at His feet. I am both… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.02.23

Immediate Freedom “For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.”~ Nahum 1:13 ~ The Assyrian was allowed for a season to oppress the Lord’s people, but there came a time for his power to be broken. So, many a heart is held in bondage by Satan and frets sorely under the… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.02.23

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.”.~ Galatians 5:17 ~ In every believer’s heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armoury against newborn grace; while on the other hand, the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.01.23

“He will make her wilderness like Eden.”~ Isaiah 51:3 ~ Methinks, I see in vision a howling wilderness, a great and terrible desert, like to the Sahara. I perceive nothing in it to relieve the eye, all around I am wearied with a vision of hot and arid sand, strewn with ten thousand bleaching skeletons of wretched men who have… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 06.01.23

God’s Promise Keeps “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”~ Ecclesiastes 11:1 ~ We must not expect to see an immediate reward for all the good we do; nor must we always confine our efforts to places and persons which seem likely to yield us a recompense for our labors. The Egyptian casts… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 06.01.23

“The evening and the morning were the first day.”~ Genesis 1:5 ~ Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. It will not always be… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.31.23

“Who healeth all thy diseases.”~ Psalm 103:3 ~ Humbling as is the statement, yet the fact is certain, that we are all more or less suffering under the disease of sin. What a comfort to know that we have a great Physician who is both able and willing to heal us! Let us think of Him awhile to-night. His cures… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.31.23

“Be of Good Cheer” “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 ~ My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.31.23

“The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron.”~ 2 Samuel 15:23 ~ David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God’s own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord’s Anointed, and the Lord’s Afflicted. Why then should we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.30.23

“That henceforth we should not serve sin.”~ Romans 6:6 ~ Christian, what hast thou to do with sin? Hath it not cost thee enough already? Burnt child, wilt thou play with the fire? What! when thou hast already been between the jaws of the lion, wilt thou step a second time into his den? Hast thou not had enough of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.30.23

Holy Foresight “Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven.” ~ Matthew 26:64 ~ Ah, Lord, Thou wast in Thy lowest state when before Thy persecutors Thou wast made to stand like a criminal! Yet the eyes of Thy faith could… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.30.23

“Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines.” ~ Song of Solomon 2:15 ~ A little thorn may cause much suffering. A little cloud may hide the sun. Little foxes spoil the vines; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart. These little sins burrow in the soul, and make it so full of that which… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.29.23

“Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho.”~ Joshua 6:26 ~ Since he was cursed who rebuilt Jericho, I much more the man who labours to restore Popery among us. In our fathers’ days the gigantic walls of Popery fell by the power of their faith, the perseverance of their efforts, and the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.29.23

Fishers Follow Him “And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.”~ Mark 1:17 ~ Only by coming after Jesus can we obtain our heart’s desire and be really useful to our fellow men. Oh, how we long to be successful fishers for Jesus! We would sacrifice our lives to… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.29.23

“Thou hatest wickedness.”~ Psalm 45:7 ~ Be ye angry, and sin not.” There can hardly be goodness in a man if he be not angry at sin; he who loves truth must hate every false way. How our Lord Jesus hated it when the temptation came! Thrice it assailed Him in different forms, but ever He met it with, “Get… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.28.23

“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.”~ Lamentations 3:21 ~ Memory is frequently the bondslave of despondency. Despairing minds call to remembrance every dark foreboding in the past, and dilate upon every gloomy feature in the present; thus memory, clothed in sackcloth, presents to the mind a cup of mingled gall and wormwood. There is, however, no… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.28.23

Remind God of His Promise “And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good.”~ Genesis 32:12 ~ This is the sure way of prevailing with the Lord in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.28.23

“Whom He justified, them He also glorified.”Romans 8:30 ~ Here is a precious truth for thee, believer. Thou mayest be poor, or in suffering, or unknown, but for thine encouragement take a review of thy “calling” and the consequences that flow from it, and especially that blessed result here spoken of. As surely as thou art God’s child today, so… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.27.23

“What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?”~ 2 Samuel 9:8 ~ If Mephibosheth was thus humbled by David’s kindness, what shall we be in the presence of our gracious Lord? The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light, reveals our impurity. Eminent saints… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 05.27.23

As the Life So the Fruit “For if these thing be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 2 Peter 1:8 ~ If we desire to glorify our Lord by fruitfulness, we must have certain things within us; for nothing can come out… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.27.23

“So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.”~ 2 Samuel 9:13 ~ Mephiboseheth was no great ornament to a royal table, yet he had a continual place at David’s board, because the king could see in his face the features of the beloved Jonathan. Like Mephibosheth, we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.26.23

“Continue in the faith.”~ Acts 14:22 ~ Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has made me what I am,… (more…)

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