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Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.19.22

“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… (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.07.22

“Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.” ~ Matthew 12:15 ~ What a mass of hideous sickness must have thrust itself under the eye of Jesus! Yet we read not that He was disgusted, but patiently waited on every case. What a singular variety of evils must have met at His feet! What sickening ulcers and putrefying sores!… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.06.22

“All the days of my appointed time will I wait.” ~ Job 14:14 ~ A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.06.22

“We dwell in Him.” ~ 1 John 4:13 ~ Do you want a house for your soul? Do you ask, “What is the purchase?” It is something less than proud human nature will like to give. It is without money and without price. Ah! you would like to pay a respectable rent! You would love to do something to win… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.05.22

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” ~ Proverbs 16:20 ~ Wisdom is man’s true strength; and, under its guidance, he best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment, and presents the noblest occupation for his powers; hence… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.05.22

“I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” ~ 2 Corinthians 6:16 ~ What a sweet title: “My people!” What a cheering revelation: “Their God!” How much of meaning is couched in those two words, “My people!” Here is speciality. The whole world is God’s; the heaven, even the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s, and He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.04.22

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible.” ~ 1 Peter 1:23 ~ Peter most earnestly exhorted the scattered saints to love each other “with a pure heart fervently” and he wisely fetched his argument, not from the law, from nature, or from philosophy, but from that high and divine nature which God hath implanted in His people.… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.04.22

“Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods.” ~ Jeremiah 16:20 ~ One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly. Remphan’s star shines no longer, and the women weep no more for Tammuz, but Mammon still intrudes his golden calf, and the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.03.22

“A very present help.” ~ Psalm 46:1 ~ Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell Him all thy… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.03.22

“In the world ye shall have tribulation.” ~ John 16:33 ~ Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold Him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like Him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to His image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.02.22

“These all died in faith.” ~ Hebrews 11:13 ~ Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, “they all died in faith.”… (more…)

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 05.02.22

“I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world.” ~John 17:15 ~ It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God’s own time—the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord’s soldiers, who are now fighting “the good fight of faith” will have done with conflict,… (more…)

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