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Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.26.24

“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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.26.24

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.”~ Psalm 55:22 ~ Care, even though exercised upon legitimate objects, if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and again; it is reiterated by the apostles; and it is one which cannot be… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.25.24

“And they rose up the same hour, and returned Jerusalem . . . and they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them.”~ Luke 24:33,35 ~ When the two disciples had reached Emmaus, and were refreshing themselves at the evening meal, the mysterious stranger who had so enchanted them upon the road, took… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.25.24

“Forsake me not, O Lord.”~ Psalm 38:21 ~ Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life, however holy, in which we can do without His constant upholding. Whether in… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.24.24

“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.”~ Philippians 1:27 ~ The word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and thus we are commanded to let our… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.24.24

“Blessed be God, which hath nor turned away my prayer.”~ Psalm 66:20 ~ In looking back upon the character of our prayers, if we do it honestly, we shall be filled with wonder that God has ever answered them. There may be some who think their prayers worthy of acceptance as the Pharisee did; but the true Christian, in a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.23.24

“Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money.”~ Isaiah 43:24 ~ Worshippers at the temple were wont to bring presents of sweet perfumes to be burned upon the altar of God: but Israel, in the time of her backsliding, became ungenerous, and made but few votive offerings to her Lord: this was an evidence of coldness of heart towards… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.23.24

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.”~ Psalm 138:8 ~ Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me my faith is so steady that it will not stagger my love is so warm that it will never grow cold my… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.22.24

“Behold, Thou art fair, my Beloved.”~ Song of Solomon 1:16 ~ From every point our Well-beloved is most fair. Our various experiences are meant by our heavenly Father to furnish fresh standpoints from which we may view the loveliness of Jesus; how amiable are our trials when they carry us aloft where we may gain clearer views of Jesus than… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.22.24

“He led them forth by the right way.”~ Psalm 107:7 ~ Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire “Why is it thus with me?” I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide Thy face, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.21.24

“There is corn in Egypt.”~ Genesis 42:2 ~ Famine pinched all the nations, and it seemed inevitable that Jacob and his family should suffer great want; but the God of providence, who never forgets the objects of electing love, had stored a granary for His people by giving the Egyptians warning of the scarcity, and leading them to treasure up… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.21.24

“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”~ 1 Peter 2:3 ~ “If:” then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. “If:” then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. “If:””then this is not a general… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.20.24

“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.”~ Hosea 11:4 ~ Our heavenly Father often draws us with the cords of love; but ah! how backward we are to run towards Him! How slowly do we respond to His gentle impulses! He draws us to exercise a more simple faith in Him; but we have not… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.20.24

“Marvellous lovingkindness.”~ Psalm 17:7 ~ When we give our hearts with our alms, we give well, but we must often plead to a failure in this respect. Not so our Master and our Lord. His favours are always performed with the love of His heart. He does not send to us the cold meat and the broken pieces from the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.19.24

“And he requested for himself that he might die.”~ 1 Kings 19:4 ~ It was a remarkable thing that the man who was never to die, for whom God had ordained an infinitely better lot, the man who should be carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and be translated, that he should not see death should thus pray,… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.19.24

“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”~ Ecclesiastes 10:7 ~ Upstarts frequently usurp the highest places, while the truly great pine in obscurity. This is a riddle in providence whose solution will one day gladden the hearts of the upright; but it is so common a fact, that none of us should murmur… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.18.24

“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 Valley… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.18.24

“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 Deity;… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.17.24

“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, and… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.17.24

“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 ~ 05.16.24

“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 famishing… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.16.24

“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 the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.15.24

“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… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.15.24

“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 stand… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.14.24

“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 feebleness… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.14.24

“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 His… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.13.24

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? What… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.13.24

“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 harvest.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.12.24

“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 a… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.12.24

“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 peculiar… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.11.24

“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 it… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.11.24

“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 who… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.10.24

“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 for… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.10.24

“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 in… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.09.24

“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 at… (more…)

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