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Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.05.23

“And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.”~ Zechariah 1:20 ~ In the vision described in this chapter, the prophet saw four terrible horns. They were pushing this way and that way, dashing down the strongest and the mightiest; and the prophet asked, “What are these?” The answer was, “These are the horns which have scattered Israel.” He saw before him… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.05.23

“Ask, and it shall be given you.”~ Matthew 7:7 ~ We know of a place in England still existing, where a dole of bread is served to every passerby who chooses to ask for it. Whoever the traveller may be, he has but to knock at the door of St. Cross Hospital, and there is the dole of bread for… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.04.23

“Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”~ Romans 8:23 ~ This groaning is universal among the saints: to a greater or less extent we all feel it. It is not the groan of murmuring or complaint: it is rather the note of desire than of distress. Having received an earnest,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.04.23

“I have much people in this city.”~ Acts 18:10 ~ This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, since God has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, the most debauched and drunken, an elect people who must be saved. When you take the Word to them, you do so because God has ordained you… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.03.23

“The Lord mighty in battle.”~ Psalm 24:8 ~ We may our God be glorious in the eyes of His people, seeing that He has wrought such wonders for them, in them, and by them. For them, the Lord Jesus upon Calvary routed every foe, breaking all the weapons of the enemy in pieces by His finished work of satisfactory obedience;… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.03.23

“There is no spot in thee.”~ Song of Solomon 4:7 ~ Having pronounced His Church positively full of beauty, our Lord confirms His praise by a precious negative, “There is no spot in I thee.” As if the thought occurred to the Bridegroom that the carping world would insinuate that He had only mentioned her comely parts, and had purposely… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.02.23

“Behold, all is vanity.”~ Ecclesiastes 1:14 ~ Nothing can satisfy the entire man but the Lord’s love and the Lord’s own self. Saints have tried to anchor in other roadsteads, but they have been driven out of such fatal refuges. Solomon, the wisest of men, was permitted to make experiments for us all, and to do for us what we… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.02.23

“Thou art all fair, my love.”~ Song of Solomon 4:7 ~ The Lord’s admiration of His Church is very a wonderful, and His description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but “all fair.” He views her in Himself, washed in His sin-atoning blood and clothed in His meritorious righteousness, and He considers her to be… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.01.23

“O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”~ Psalm 107:8 ~ If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 12.01.23

“Thou hast made summer and winter.”~ Psalm 74:17 ~ My soul begin this wintry month with thy God. The cold snows and the piercing winds all remind thee that He keeps His covenant with day and night, and tend to assure thee that He will also keep that glorious covenant which He has made with thee in the person of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.30.23

“Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.”~ Revelation 12:7 ~ War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always… (more…)

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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.29.23

“Spices for anointing oil.”~ Exodus 35:8 ~ Much use was made of this anointing oil under the law, and that which it represents is of primary importance under the gospel. The Holy Spirit, who anoints us for all holy service, is indispensable to us if we would serve the Lord acceptably. Without His aid our religious services are but a… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.23

“The forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”~ Ephesians 1:7 ~ Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word “forgiveness,” when it sounds in a guilty sinner’s ear, like the silver notes of jubilee to the captive Israelite? Blessed, for ever blessed be that dear star of pardon which shines into the condemned… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.23

“They shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel.”~ Zechariah 4:10 ~ Small things marked the beginning of the work in the hand of Zerubbabel, but none might despise it, for the Lord had raised up one who would persevere until the headstone should be brought forth with shoutings. The plummet was in good hands. Here… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.23

“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”~ Romans 9:15 ~ In these words the Lord in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life and… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.23

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”~ Proverbs 24:33, 34 ~ The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.22.23

“The power of His resurrection.” ~ Philippians 3:10 ~ The doctrine of a risen Saviour is exceedingly precious. The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity. It is the key-stone of the arch of our salvation. It would take a volume to set forth all the streams of living water which flow from this one sacred source,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.23

“Get thee up into the high mountain.”~ Isaiah 40:9 ~ Each believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see Him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of the valley when the summit of Tabor awaits us. My soul thirsteth to drink… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.21.23

“Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.”~ John 12:2 ~ He is to be envied. It was well to be Martha and serve, but better to be Lazarus and commune. There are times for each purpose, and each is comely in its season, but none of the trees of the garden yield such clusters as… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.20.23

“The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.”~ Proverbs 30:26 ~ Conscious of their own natural defenselessness, the conies resort to burrows in the rocks, and are secure from their enemies. My heart, be willing to gather a lesson from these feeble folk. Thou art as weak and as exposed to peril as… (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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.19.23

“O that I knew where I might find Him!”~ Job 23:3 ~ In Job’s uttermost extremity he cried after the Lord. The longing desire of an afflicted child of God is once more to see his Father’s face. His first prayer is not “O that I might be healed of the disease which now festers in every part 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…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.18.23

“Thou art from everlasting.”~Psalm 93:2 ~ CHRIST is EVERLASTING. Of Him we may sing with David, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Jesus always was. The Babe born in Bethlehem was united to the Word, which was in the beginning, by whom all things were… (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…)

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