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Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.07.22

“The upright love Thee” ~ Song of Solomon 1:4 ~ Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother then part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry Him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.06.22

“Let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen.” ~ Psalm 72:19 ~ This is a large petition. To intercede for a whole city needs a stretch of faith, and there are times when a prayer for one man is enough to stagger us. But how far-reaching was the psalmist’s dying intercession! How comprehensive! How sublime! “Let… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.06.22

“Watchman, what of the night?” ~ Isaiah 21:11 ~ What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly Protector foresees all the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.05.22

“Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?” ~ Numbers 32:6 ~ Kindred has its obligations. The Reubenites and Gadites would have been unbrotherly if they had claimed the land which had been conquered, and had left the rest of the people to fight for their portions alone. We have received much by means of the efforts… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.05.22

“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.” ~ Romans 8:28 ~ Upon some points a believer is absolutely sure. He knows, for instance, that God sits in the stern-sheets of the vessel when it rocks most. He believes that an invisible hand is always on the world’s tiller, and that wherever providence may… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.04-22

“I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands.” ~ Haggai 2:17  ~ How destructive is the hail to the standing crops, beating out the precious grain upon the ground! How grateful ought we to be when the corn is spared so terrible a ruin! Let us offer unto the Lord… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.04.22

“The people that do know their God shall be strong.” ~ Daniel 11:32 ~ Every believer understands that to know God is the highest and best form of knowledge; and this spiritual knowledge is a source of strength to the Christian. It strengthens his faith. Believers are constantly spoken of in the Scriptures as being persons who are enlightened and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.03.22

“But as He went.” ~ Luke 8:42 ~ Jesus is passing through the throng to the house of Jairus, to raise the ruler’s dead daughter; but He is so profuse in goodness that He works another miracle while upon the road. While yet this rod of Aaron bears the blossom of an unaccomplished wonder, it yields the ripe almonds of… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.03.22

“The Lamb is the light thereof.” ~ Revelation 21:23 ~ Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.02.22

“So she gleaned in the field until even.” ~ Ruth 2:17 ~ Let me learn from Ruth, the gleaner. As she went out to gather the ears of corn, so must I go forth into the fields of prayer, meditation, the ordinances, and hearing the word to gather spiritual food. The gleaner gathers her portion ear by ear; her gains… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.20.22

“The sweet psalmist of Israel.” ~ 2 Samuel 23:1 ~ Among all the saints whose lives are recorded in Holy Writ, David possesses an experience of the most striking, varied, and instructive character. In his history we meet with trials and temptations not to be discovered, as a whole, in other saints of ancient times, and hence he is all… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.02.22

“Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” ~ Ephesians 1:11 ~ Our belief in God’s wisdom supposes and necessitates that He has a settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would creation have been without His design? Is there a fish in the sea, or a fowl in the air, which was left… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.01.22

“Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness.”~ Psalm 65:11 ~ All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when we sleep and when we wake His mercy waits upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but our God never ceases to shine upon His children with beams of love.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.01.22

“Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn.” ~ Ruth 2:2 ~ Downcast and troubled Christian, come and glean to-day in the broad field of promise. Here are abundance of precious promises, which exactly meet thy wants. Take this one: “He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax.” Doth not that suit… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.31.22

“And these are the singers . . . they were employed in that work day and night.” ~ 1 Chronicles 9:33 ~ Well was it so ordered in the temple that the sacred chant never ceased: for evermore did the singers praise the Lord, whose mercy endureth for ever. As mercy did not cease to rule either by day or… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.31.22

“I in them.” ~John 17:23 ~ If such be the union which subsists between our souls and the person of our Lord, how deep and broad is the channel of our communion! This is no narrow pipe through which a thread-like stream may wind its way, it is a channel of amazing depth and breadth, along whose glorious length a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.30.22

“Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” ~ John 6:37 ~ No limit is set to the duration of this promise. It does not merely say, “I will not cast out a sinner at his first coming,” but, “I will in no wise cast out.” The original reads, “I will not, not cast out,” or… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.30.22

“And when he thought thereon, he wept.8 ~ Mark 14:72 ~ It has been thought by some that as long as Peter lived, the fountain of his tears began to flow whenever he remembered his denying his Lord. It is not unlikely that it was so, for his sin was very great, and grace in him had afterwards a perfect… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.29.22

“All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me.” ~ John 6:37~ This declaration involves the doctrine of election: there are some whom the Father gave to Christ. It involves the doctrine of effectual calling: these who are given must and shall come; however stoutly they may set themselves against it, yet they shall be brought out of darkness… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.29.22

“Nevertheless I am continually with Thee.” ~ Psalm 73:23 ~ Neverless, ”as if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God’s presence was undoubtedly his. Fully conscious of his… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.28.22

“Who went about doing good.” ~ Acts 10:38 ~ Few words, but yet an exquisite miniature of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are not many touches, but they are the strokes of a master’s pencil. Of the Saviour and only of the Saviour is it true in the fullest, broadest, and most unqualified sense. “He went about doing good.” From… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.28.22

“I was so foolish and ignorant; I was acting like an stupid animal before you.” ~ Psalm 73:22 ~ This is the confession of the man after God’s own heart. The word “foolish” here means more than it signifies in ordinary language. Earlier in the Psalm he wrote, “I was envious of the foolish when I saw the prosperity of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.27.22

“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” ~ Romans 8:33 ~ Most blessed challenge! How unanswerable it is! Every sin of the elect was laid upon the great Champion of our salvation, and by the atonement carried away. There is no sin in God’s book against His people: He seeth no sin in Jacob, neither iniquity in… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.27.22

“Exceeding great and precious promises.” ~ 2 Peter 1:4 ~ If you would know experimentally the preciousness of the promises, and enjoy them in your own heart, meditate much upon them. There are promises which are like grapes in the wine-press; if you will tread them the juice will flow. Thinking over the hallowed words will often be the prelude… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.26.22

“That He may set him with princes.” ~ Psalm 113:8 ~ Our spiritual privileges are of the highest order. “Among princes” is the place of select society. “Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” Speak of select society, there is none like this! “We are a chosen generation, a peculiar people, a royal priesthood.”… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.26.22

“Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge, etc.” ~ 2 Peter 1:5, 6 ~ If thou wouldest enjoy the eminent grace of the full assurance of faith, under the blessed Spirit’s influence, and assistance, do what the Scripture tells thee, “Give diligence.” Take care that thy faith is of the right kind that it is… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.25.22

“In their affliction they will seek Me early.” ~ Hosea 5:15 ~ Losses and adversities are frequently the means which the great Shepherd uses to fetch home His wandering sheep; like fierce dogs they worry the wanderers back to the fold. There is no making lions tame if they are too well fed; they must be brought down from their… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.25.22

“He left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.” ~ Genesis 39:12 ~ In contending with certain sins there remains no mode of victory but by flight. The ancient naturalists wrote much of basilisks, whose eyes fascinated their victims and rendered them easy victims; so the mere gaze of wickedness puts us in solemn danger. He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.24.22

“His camp is very great.” ~ Joel 2:11 ~ Consider,, my soul, the mightiness of the Lord who is thy glory and defence. He is a man of war, Jehovah is His name. All the forces of heaven are at His beck, legions wait at His door, cherubim and seraphim;, watchers and holy ones, principalities and powers, are all attentive… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.24.22

“Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.” ~ Exodus 14:13 ~ These words contain God’s command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut up on the right hand and on the left; what is he now to do? The Master’s… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.23.22

“The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” ~ 1 John 1:7~ Cleanseth,” says the text—not “shall cleanse.” There are multitudes who think that as a dying hope they may look forward to pardon. Oh! how infinitely better to have cleansing now than to depend on the bare possibility of forgiveness when I come to die. Some… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.23.22

“Even thou wast as one of them.” ~ Obadiah 1:11 ~ Brotherly kindness was due from Edom to Israel in the time of need, but instead thereof, the men of Esau made common cause with Israel’s foes. Special stress in the sentence before us is laid upon the word thou; as when Caesar cried to Brutus, “and thou Brutus”; a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.22.22

“Behold the Man!” ~ John 19:5 ~ If there be one place where our Lord Jesus most fully becomes the joy and comfort of His people, it is where He plunged deepest into the depths of woe. Come hither, gracious souls, and behold the Man in the garden of Gethsemane; behold His heart so brimming with love that He cannot… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.22.22

“I am married unto you.” ~ Jeremiah 3:14 ~ Christ Jesus is joined unto His people in marriage-union. In love He espoused His Church as a chaste virgin, long before she fell under the yoke of bondage. Full of burning affection He toiled, like Jacob for Rachel, until the whole of her purchase-money had been paid, and now, having sought… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 07.21.22

“Why go I mourning?” ~ Psalm 42:9 ~ Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left… (more…)

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