Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.16.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Even the Faintest Call “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shalt be delivered.” ~ Joel 2:32 ~ Why do I not call on His name? Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.15.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Made Rich by Faith For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. ~ Psalm 9:18 ~ Poverty is a hard heritage; but those who trust in the Lord are made rich by faith. They know that they are not forgotten of God,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.14.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Rest Is a Gift “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28 ~ We who are saved find rest in Jesus. Those who are not saved will receive rest if they come to Him, for here He promises to “give”… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.13.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Never Cast Out “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” ~ John 6:37 ~ Is there any instance of our Lord’s casting out a coming one? If there be so, we would like to know of it; but there has been none, and there never will be.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.12.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Loved unto the End “For the Lord will not cast off for ever.” ~ Lamentations 3:31 ~ He may cast away for a season but not forever. A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them or throw them upon the dunghill. It is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.11.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Faith Sets the Bow “And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the beau shall be seen in the cloud.” ~ Genesis 9:14 ~ Just now clouds are plentiful enough, but we are not afraid that the world will be destroyed by a deluge. We… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.10.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Divine Recompense “He that watereth shall be watered also himself. “ ~ Proverbs 11:25 ~ If I carefully consider others, God will consider me, and in some way or other He will recompense me. Let me consider the poor, and the Lord will consider me. Let me look after little children, and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.09.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Gaining by Giving “The liberal soul shall be made fat.” ~ Proverbs 11:25 ~ If I desire to flourish in soul, I must not hoard up my stores but must distribute to the poor. To be close and niggardly is the world’s way to prosperity, but it is not God’s way, for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.08.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Purity of Heart and Life “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” ~ Matthew 5:8 ~ Purity, even purity of heart, is the main thing to be aimed at. We need to be made clean within through the Spirit and the Word, and then we shall be clean… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.07.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Always Growing “Thou shalt see greater than these.” ~ John 1:50 ~ This is spoken to a childlike believer, who was ready to accept Jesus as the Son of God, the King of Israel, upon one convincing piece of argument. Those who are willing to see shall see; it is because we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.06.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Help from Without “Yea, I will help thee.” ~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ Yesterday’s promise secured us strength for what we have to do, but this guarantees us aid in cases where we cannot act alone. The Lord says, “I will help thee.” Strength within is supplemented by help without. God can raise… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.05.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon A Wonderful Guarantee “I will strengthen thee.” ~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ When called to serve or to suffer, we take stock of our strength, and we find it to be less than we thought and less than we need. But let not our heart sink within us while we have such a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.04.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon In Calm Repose “I will make them to lie down safely.” ~ Hosea 2:18 ~ Yes, the saints are to have peace. The passage from which this gracious word is taken speaks of peace “with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.03.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Rest on a Promise “The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it.” ~ Genesis 28:13 ~ No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint but to all believers. If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a promise and take thy rest thereon,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.02.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Conquest to Victory “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.” ~ Romans 16:20 ~ This promise follows well upon that of yesterday. We are evidently to be conformed to our covenant Head, not only in His being bruised in His heel but in His conquest of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 01.01.22

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon The Bible’s First Promise And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. ~ Genesis 3:15 ~ This is the first promise to fallen man. It contains the whole gospel and the essence… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.31.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon No Stranger in Heaven “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” ~ Psalm 73:24 ~ From day to day and from year to year my faith believes in the wisdom and love of God, and I know that I shall not believe in vain. No good… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.30.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Loved to Perfection “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” ~ John 13:1 ~ This fact is essentially a promise; for what our Lord was He is, and what He was to those with whom He lived on earth, He will be to all… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.29.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon He Will Carry Us Home “And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”   ~ Isaiah 46:4 ~ The year is very old, and here is a promise… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.28.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Absolute Assurance “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”   ~ Hebrews 13:5 ~ Several times in the Scriptures the Lord hath said this. He has often repeated it to make our assurance doubly sure. Let us never harbor a doubt about it. In itself the promise is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.27.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon His Kindness and Covenant “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” ~ Isaiah 54:10 ~ One of the most delightful qualities of divine love… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.26.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon God Only, You Can Trust “Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.” ~ Matthew 26:33 ~ “Why,” cries one, “this is no promise of God.” Just so, but it was a promise of man, and therefore it came… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.25.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon He Came; He Is Coming “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” ~ Acts 1:11 ~ Many are celebrating our Lord’s first coming this day; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.24.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Over Jordan with Singing “Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:29 ~ That archenemy, the devil, is a liar from the beginning; but he is so very plausible that, like mother Eve, we are led to believe him. Yet in our experience we shall prove him a liar.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.23.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Precious Things “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:13 ~ We may be rich in such things as Joseph obtained, and we may have them in a higher… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.22.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Immediately Present “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1 ~ A help that is not present when we need it is of small value. The anchor which is left at home is of no use to the seaman in the hour of storm; the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.21.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon From Anger to Love “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”    ~ Micah 7:19 ~ God never turns from His love, but He soon turns from His wrath. His love… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.20.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Men as Men; God as God “I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.19.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Afflictions, But No Broken Bones “He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.” ~ Psalm 34:20 ~ This promise by the context is referred to the much afflicted righteous man: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” He may suffer… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.18.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Defended and Covered “As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem.” ~ Isaiah 31:5 ~ With hurrying wing the mother bird hastens up to the protection of her young. She wastes no time upon the road when coming to supply them with food or guard them from danger. Thus… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.17.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Nearest and Dearest Fellowship “So shall we ever be with the Lord.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ~ While we are here the Lord is with us, and when we are called away we are with Him. There is no dividing the saint from His Savior. They are one, and they always must… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.16.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Divine Expulsion “Thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.” ~ Joshua 17:18 ~ It is a great encouragement to valor to be assured of victory, for then a man goes forth to war in confidence and ventures where else he had been afraid… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.15.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon World Concord “And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” ~ Isaiah 2:4 ~ Oh, that these happy times were come! At present the nations are heavily armed and are inventing weapons… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.14.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Nothing Old “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things” new.  ~ Revelation 21:5 ~ Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up and laid aside,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 12.13.21

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Evening Brightens into Day “It shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.” ~ Zechariah 14:7 ~ It is a surprise that it should be so; for all things threaten that at evening time it shall be dark. God is wont to work in a way so much… (more…)

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