Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.21.24

God Repays “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”~ Proverbs 19:17 ~ We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must give… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.20.24

By Faith Not Feeling “The just shall live by faith.”~ Romans 1:17 ~ I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the Lord my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.19.24

An Expert Searcher “For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.” ~ Ezekiel 34:11 ~ This He does at the first when His elect are like wandering sheep that know not the Shepherd or the fold. How wonderfully doth the Lord find out His chosen! Jesus is great as… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.18.24

He Never Fails “I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”~ Joshua 1:5 ~ This word to Joshua is often quoted; it is the basis of that New Testament word “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Beloved, a life of warfare is before us, but the Lord of Hosts is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.17.24

Enemies at Peace “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”~ Proverbs 16:7 ~ I must see that my ways please the Lord. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavor to do that which is right. But what a promise this is!… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.16.24

All Turned to Holiness “In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, holiness unto the Lord,”~ Zechariah 14:20 ~ Happy day when all things shall be consecrated, and the horses’ bells shall ring out holiness to the Lord! That day has come to me. Do I not make all things holy to God? These garments, when… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.15.24

Desires of Righteous Granted “The desires of the righteous shall be granted.” ~ Proverbs 10:24 ~ Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous. Let us keep the Lord’s commands,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.14.24

My Choice Is His Choice “He shall choose our inheritance for us.”~ Psalm 47:4 ~ Our enemies would allot us a very dreary portion, but we are not left in their hands. The Lord will cause us to stand in our lot, and our place is appointed by His infinite wisdom. A wiser mind than our own arranges our destiny,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.13.24

This Body Fashioned Anew “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.”~ Philippians 3:21 ~ Often when we are racked with pain and unable to think or worship, we feel that this indeed is “the body of our humiliation,” and when we are tempted by the passions which rise from the flesh… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.12.24

He Remembers No More “For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”~ Jeremiah 31:34 ~ When we know the Lord, we receive the forgiveness of sins. We know Him as the God of grace, passing by our transgressions. What a joyful discovery is this! But how divinely is this promise worded: the Lord promises… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.11.24

Close Fellowship “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord.”~ Jeremiah 31:34 ~ Truly, whatever else we do not know, we know the Lord. This day is this promise true… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.10.24

Look and Live “And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shalt come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.” ~ Numbers 21:8 ~ This is a glorious gospel type. Jesus, numbered with the transgressors, hangs before us on the cross. A… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.09.24

The Bible’s Supreme Place Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. ~ Psalm 119:16 ~ Yes, a true love for the great Book will bring us great peace from the great God and be a great protection to us. Let us live constantly in the society of the law of the Lord, and it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.08.24

Preserved to Work’s End ‘The Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.’~ Acts 23:11 ~ Are you a witness for the Lord, and are you just now in danger? Then remember that you are immortal till your work is… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.07.24

Without Fear of Man “And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.”~ Deuteronomy 28:10 ~ Then we can have no reason to be afraid of them. This would show a mean spirit and be a token of unbelief rather than of faith. God… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.06.24

Not Forgotten “Thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.”~ Isaiah 44:21 ~ Our Jehovah cannot so forget His servants as to cease to love them. He chose them not for a time but forever. He knew what they would be when He called them into the divine family. He blots out their sins like… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.05.24

Not Forgotten Thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.~ Isaiah 44:21 ~ Our Jehovah cannot so forget His servants as to cease to love them. He chose them not for a time but forever. He knew what they would be when He called them into the divine family. He blots out their sins like… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.04.24

Sensitive to Warning “Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.”~ 2 Kings 22:19 ~… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.03.24

Sensitive to Warning “Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.”~ 2 Kings 22:19 ~… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.02.24

True Heart-Energy Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.~ 1 Timothy 4:15 ~ This is, practically, a promise that, by diligent meditation and the giving up of our whole mind to our work for the Lord we shall make a progress which all can see. Not by hasty reading but by… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.01.24

The King’s Highway “The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”~ Isaiah 35:8 ~ The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. The worldly wise have many twists and turns, and yet they make terrible blunders and generally miss their end. Worldly policy is a poor,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.31.24

Presence of Mind “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” ~ Proverbs 3:25-26 ~ When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm but to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.30.24

Thanksgiving ~ Praise “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”~ Philippians 4:6-7 ~ No care but all prayer. No anxiety but much joyful communion with God. Carry your… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.29.24

Dauntless Faith “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee”~ Acts 18:10 ~ So long as the LORD had work for Paul to do in Corinth, the fury of the mob was restrained. The Jews opposed themselves and blasphemed; but they could neither stop the preaching of the gospel nor the conversion of the… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.28.24

Lead the Way “The Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail.”~ Deuteronomy 28:13 ~ If we obey the Lord, He will compel our adversaries to see that His blessing rests upon us. Though this be a promise of the law, yet it stands good to the people of God; for Jesus has removed the curse, but He… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.27.24

 Drawing Near to God “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”~ James 4:8 ~ The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.26.24

The Care of the Poor “The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing.”~ Psalm 41:3 ~ Remember that this is a promise to the man who considers the poor. Are you one of these? Then take home the text. See how in the hour of sickness the God of the poor will bless the man who cares for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.25.24

Refreshing Sleep “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.”~ Proverbs 3:24 ~ Is the reader likely to be confined for a while to the bed by sickness! Let him go upstairs without distress with this promise upon his heart “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.24.24

 Established and Kept But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ~ Men are often as devoid of reason as of faith. There are with us still “unreasonable and wicked men.” There is no use in arguing with them or trying to be at peace with them: they are false… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 04.23.24

No Fear of Death “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” ~ Revelation 2:11 ~ The first death we must endure unless the Lord should suddenly come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting it without fear,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.23.24

A Sure Guide “I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not.”~ Isaiah 42:16 ~ Think of the infinitely glorious Jehovah acting as a Guide to the blind! What boundless condescension does this imply! A blind man cannot find a way which he does not know. Even when he knows the road, it is hard for him… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.22.24

Grace for the Humble “He giveth grace unto the humble.” ~ James 4:6 ~ Humble hearts seek grace, and therefore they get it. Humble hearts yield to the sweet influences of grace, and so it is bestowed on them more and more largely. Humble hearts lie in the valleys where streams of grace are flowing, and hence they drink of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.21.24

Avoid That Slip “Then shalt thou walk in thy way of safety, and thy foot shall not stumble.” ~ Proverbs 3:23 ~ That is to say, if we follow the ways of wisdom and holiness we shall be preserved in them. He who travels by daylight along the highway is under some protection. There is a way for every man,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 03.20.24

Divine Provision “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” ~ Matthew 6:30 ~ Clothes are expensive, and poor believers may be led into anxiety as to where their next suit will come from. The soles… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H Spurgeon 03.19.24

Becoming Fit for Glory The Lord will give grace and glory. (Psalm 84:11) Grace is what we need just now, and it is to be had freely. What can be freer than a gift? Today we shall receive sustaining, strengthening, sanctifying, satisfying grace. He has given daily grace until now, and as for the future, that grace is still sufficient.… (more…)

1 2 3 4 5 95 96
%d bloggers like this: