Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.28.23

Work is Done; Rest in Him “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”~ Hebrews 4:9 ~ God has provided a Sabbath, and some must enter into it. Those to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief; therefore, that Sabbath remains for the people of God. David sang of it; but he had to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.27.23

The Divine Light in Darkness For thou wilt light my candle.~ Psalm 18:28 ~ It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.26.23

Among the Redeemed “Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be redeemed among the nations.”~ Numbers 23:9 ~ Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the Lord fully within its bounds is very difficult. There is such a mingling and mixing… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.25.23

The Sacrifice Has Been Accepted “If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these thing.”~ Judges 13:23 ~ This is a sort of promise deduced by logic. It is an inference fairly drawn from ascertained facts. It was… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.24.23

The Life-Giving Stream “And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live.”~ Ezekiel 47:9 ~ The living waters, in the prophet’s vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting consequence.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.23.23

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”~ Amos 9:9 ~ The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.22.23

 Broad Rivers Without Galleys “But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.” ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~ The Lord will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things. If… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.21.23

Let Trials Bless “Knowing that tribulation worketh patience.”~ Romans 5:3 ~ This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have need of patience, and here we see the way of getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn to swim. You could not learn that art on… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.20.23

Perfect Willingness ‘Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.’~ Psalm 110:3 ~ Blessed be the God of grace that it is so! He has a people whom He has chosen from of old to be His peculiar portion. These by nature have wills as stubborn as the rest of the froward sons of Adam; but when… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.19.23

  The Reason for Singing “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17 ~ What a word is this! Jehovah God in the center of His people in all the majesty… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.18.23

Complete Safety “And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:12 ~ Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to God. For His best beloved the Lord can… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.17.23

Like Palm and Cedar “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.”~ Psalm 92:12 ~ These trees are not trained and pruned by man: palms and cedars are “trees of the Lord,” and it is by His care that they flourish. Even so it is with the saints of the Lord: they… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.16.23

Reward Is Certain “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. “~ Matthew 10:42 ~ Well, I can do as much as that. I can do a kind act toward the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.15.23

The Safest Shelter “And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind and a covert from the tempest.”~ Isaiah 32:2 ~ Who this Man is we all know. Who could He be but the Second Man, the Lord from heaven, the man of sorrows, the Son of Man? What a hiding place He has been to His people!… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.14.23

Mark of Divine Approval “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”~ James 1:12 ~ Yes, he is blessed while he is enduring the trial. No eye can see this till he has been anointed with heavenly eye salve.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.13.23

The Dew of Heaven “His heavens shall drop down dew.”~ Deuteronomy 33:28 ~ What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.12.23

What of My House? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.~ Acts 16:31 ~ This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.11.23

Sufferers Make Strong Believers It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.~ Lamentations 3:27 ~ This is as good as a promise. It has been good, it is good, and it will be good for me to bear the yoke. Early in life I had to feel the weight of conviction, and ever since… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.10.23

  Coming In; Going Out “Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.”~ Deuteronomy 28:6 ~ The blessings of the law are not canceled. Jesus confirmed the promise when He bore the penalty. If I keep the commands of my Lord, I may appropriate this promise without question. This day I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.09.23

  Fear Has Its Place “Happy is the man that feareth alway.”~ Proverbs 28:14 ~ The fear of the Lord is the beginning and the foundation of all true religion. Without a solemn awe and reverence of God there is no foothold for the more brilliant virtues. He whose soul does not worship will never live in holiness. He is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.08.23

  Broken and Smoking “A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench”~ Isaiah 42:3 ~ Then I may reckon upon tender treatment from my Lord. Indeed, I feel myself to be at best as weak, as pliant, as worthless as a reed. Someone said, “I don’t care a rush for you”; and the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.07.23

The Reach of Almighty Grace “It shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”~ Hosea 1:10 ~ Sovereign grace can make strangers into sons, and the Lord here declares His purpose to deal thus… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.06.23

A Strong Heart “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”~ Psalm 27:14 ~ Wait! Wait! Let your waiting be on the Lord! He is worth waiting for. He never disappoints the waiting soul. While waiting keep up your spirits, Expect a great deliverance, and be ready to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.05.23

  With Me Wherever I Am “The Lord will be with you.”~ 2 Chronicles 20:17 ~ This was a great mercy for Jehoshaphat, for a great multitude had come out against him; and it will be a great mercy for me, for I have great need, and I have no might or wisdom. If the Lord be with me, it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.04.23

Victory Without Battle “But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.”~ Hosea 1:7 ~ Precious word. Jehovah Himself will deliver His people in the greatness of His mercy, but He will… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.03.23

Out of Spiritual Death “And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves.”~ Ezekiel 37:13 ~ Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection. This is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.02.23

Follow to Know “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.”~ Hosea 6:3 ~ Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not despair, though our progress may be slow, for we shall yet know. The Lord,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 09.01.23

Abiding in Obedience, in Love “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.“~ John 15:10 ~ These things cannot be parted abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our Lord’s delight. We must keep our Lord’s command if… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.31.23

Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”~ 1 Peter 1:25 ~ All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the Lord is of a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.30.23

  Solace, Security, Satisfaction “Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.”~ 2 Samuel 23:5 ~ This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.29.23

Plentiful Refreshment “Their soul shall be as a watered garden.”~ Jeremiah 31:12 ~ Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.28.23

Out of Any Circumstance As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.~ Psalm 55:16 ~ Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my Lord, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me;… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.28.23

Sins of Ignorance “And it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance.”~ Numbers 15:25 ~ Because of our ignorance we are not fully aware of our sins of ignorance. Yet we may be sure they are many, in the form both of commission and omission. We may be doing in all sincerity, as a service to God, that which… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.27.23

Choice Men “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. “~ Isaiah 48:10 ~ This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean thing to be chosen of God. God’s choice makes chosen men choice men.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.26.23

He of Tender Conscience “I will judge between cattle and cattle.”~ Ezekiel 34:22 ~ Some are fat and flourishing, and therefore they are unkind to the feeble. This is a grievous sin and causes much sorrow. Those thrustings with side and with shoulder, those pushings of the diseased with the horn, are a sad means of offense in the assemblies… (more…)

1 2 3 4 5 89 90
%d bloggers like this: