Tag Archives: Devtional

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.11.22

Waiting, Not Running Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. ~ Psalm 62:1 ~ Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the Lord. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.10.22

He Lowers to Raise “The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.” ~ 1 Samuel 2:7 ~ All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.09.22

 Pruning for Fruit-Bearing “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” ~ John 15:2 ~ This is a precious promise to one who lives for fruitfulness. At first it seems to wear a sharp aspect. Must the fruitful bough be pruned?… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.08.22

Confidence Not Misplaced “The Lord God will help me.” ~ Isaiah 50:7 ~ These are in prophecy the words of Messiah in the day of His obedience unto death, when He gave His back to the smiters and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He was confident in divine support and trusted in Jehovah. O my soul,… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.07.22

Rules for Prosperity “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. “ ~ Joshua 1:7 ~ Yes, the Lord will be with us in our… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.06.22

Friday, August 06, 2021 Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry C. H. Spurgeon Go; Take Your Property “Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.”  ~ Deuteronomy 1:21 ~ There is a heritage of grace which we… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.04.22

He Blesses and Keeps The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. ~ Numbers 6:24 ~ This first clause of the high priest’s benediction is substantially a promise. That blessing which our great High Priest pronounces upon us is sure to come, for He speaks the mind of God. What a joy to abide under the divine blessing! This puts a… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.03.22

The Right to Holy Things “But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat.” ~ Leviticus 22:11~ Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But two classes… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.01.22

Covenant Reaches Children “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” ~ Genesis 17:7 ~ O Lord, Thou hast made a covenant with me, Thy servant, in Christ Jesus my Lord; and now, I… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.31.22

An Appeal; Deliverance “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” ~ Psalm 50:15 ~ This is a promise indeed! Here is an urgent occasion”the day of trouble.” It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.30.22

Promise of Future Meeting “I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice.” ~ John 16:22 ~ Surely He will come a second time, and then, when He sees us and we see Him, there will be rejoicings indeed. Oh, for that joyous return! But this promise is being daily fulfilled in another sense. Our gracious Lord has many… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.29.22

He Routs Our Enemy “He hath cast out thine enemy.” ~ Zephaniah 3:15 ` What a casting out was that! Satan has lost his throne in our nature even as he lost his seat in heaven. Our Lord Jesus has destroyed the enemy’s reigning power over us. He may worry us, but he cannot claim us as his own. His… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.28.22

Bow Down; Be Lifted Up “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” ~ 1 Peter 5:6 ~ This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.27.22

More than Mere Words “I will give you the sure mercies of David” ~ Acts 13:34 ~ Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said “an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure.” We are sure that the Lord meant His mercy. He did not speak… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.26.22

A Change of Name “And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali; for I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.” ~ Hosea 2:16-17 ~ That day has come. We view… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.25.22

Nothing to Alarm Us “But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” ~ Daniel 12:13 ~ We cannot understand all the prophecies, but yet we regard them with pleasure and not with dismay. There can be nothing in the Father’s decree which should justly… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.24.22

Perfect Purity “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment.” ~ Revelation 3:5 ~ Warrior of the cross, fight on! Never rest till thy victory is complete, for thine eternal reward will prove worthy of a life of warfare. See, here is perfect purity for thee! A few in Sardis kept their garments undefiled, and their recompense… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.23.22

Absolutely No Remembrance “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”  ~ Hebrews 10:17 ~ According to this gracious covenant the Lord treats His people as if they had never sinned. Practically, He forgets all their trespasses. Sins of all kinds He treats as if they had never been, as if they were quite erased from His memory.… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.22.22

An Eternal Pledge “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the Lord.” ~ Hosea 2:19-20 ~ Betrothment unto the Lord! What an honor and a joy!… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.21.22

Shine as Many Stars “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” ~ Daniel 12:3 ~ Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.20.22

Looking for Him “Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” ~ Hebrews 9:28 ~ This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.19.22

Heavy-Duty Shoes “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:25 ~ Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength. As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall not go barefoot—this would not be… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.18.22

Wilderness Communion “I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.” ~ Hosea 2:14 ~ The goodness of God sees us allured by sin, and it resolves to try upon us the more powerful allurements of love. Do we not remember when the Lover of our souls first cast a spell upon us and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.17.22

Valiant for Truth “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” ~ Daniel 11:32 ~ “The Lord is a man of war, Jehovah is his name.” Those who enlist under His banner shall have a Commander who will train them for the conflict and give them both vigor and valor. The times of which Daniel… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.16.22

Word to Him Who Halts “I will save her that halteth.” ~ Zephaniah 3:19 ~ There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet “her that halteth” twenty times in an hour. They are in the right road and exceedingly anxious to run in it with diligence, but they are lame and make a sorry… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.15.22

The Mourner Comforted “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” ~ Matthew 5:4 ~ By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude. What He has joined together let no man put asunder. Mourning for… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 08.14.22

Child Chastisement Not Forever “And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.” ~ 1 Kings 11:39 ~ In the family of grace there is discipline, and that discipline is severe enough to make it an evil and a bitter thing to sin. Solomon, turned aside by his foreign wives, had set up other gods… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.14.22

Burdens Cast on Him “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” ~ Psalm 55:22 ~ It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.13.22

Implicit Trust “For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.” ~ Jeremiah 39:18 ~ Behold the protecting power of trust in God. The great men of Jerusalem fell by the sword, but poor… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.12.22

Whom, When, How to Deliver “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” ~ 2 Peter 2:9 ~ The godly are tempted and tried. That is not true faith which is never put to the test. But the godly are delivered out of their… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.11.22

Never Separated from God “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this?” ~ John 11:26 ~ Yes, Lord, we believe it; we shall never die. Our soul may be separated from our body, and this is death of a kind; but our soul shall never be separated from God, which is the true death—the death… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.10.22

Love the Church “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.” ~ Psalm 102:13-14 ~ Yes, our prayers for the church will be heard. The set time is come. We love the prayer meetings, and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.09.22

Faithful and Useful “Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.” ~ Psalm 101:6 ~ If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.08.22

An Angel Encampment “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” ~ Psalm 34:7 ~ We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 07.07.22

A Mountain Choir “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.” ~ Isaiah 49:13 ~ So sweet are the comforts of the Lord, that not only the saints themselves may sing of them, but even the heavens and the… (more…)

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