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Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.28.23

“Go again seven times.”~ 1 Kings 18:43 ~ Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when His people are earnest in a matter which concerns His glory. The prophet on the top of Carmel continued to… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.27.23

“My Beloved put in His hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for Him.”~ Song of Solomon 5:4 ~ Knocking  was not enough, for my heart was too full of sleep, too cold and ungrateful to arise and open the door, but the touch of His effectual grace has made my soul bestir itself. Oh,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.26.23

“Howl, fir tree, for the cedar is fallen.“~ Zechariah 11:2 ~ When in the forest there is heard the crash of a falling oak, it is a sign that the woodman is abroad, and every tree in the whole company may tremble lest to-morrow the sharp edge of the axe should find it out. We are all like trees marked… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.25.23

“Who of God is made unto us wisdom.”~ 1 Corinthians 1:30 ~ Man’s intellect seeks after rest, and by nature seeks it apart from the Lord Jesus Christ. Men of education are apt, even when converted, to look upon the simplicities of the cross of Christ with an eye too little reverent and loving. They are snared in the old… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.24.23

“I sleep, but my heart waketh.”~ Song of Solomon 5:2 ~ Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one the spouse was asleep, and yet she was awake. He only can read the believer’s riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. The two points in this evening’s text are a mournful sleepiness and a hopeful wakefulness.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.23.23

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe.”~ Mark 9:23 ~ A certain man had a demoniac son, who was afflicted with a dumb spirit. The father, having seen the futility of the endeavours of the disciples to heal his child, had little or no faith in Christ, and therefore, when he was bidden to bring his son to Him,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.22.23

“When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” ~ Psalm 61:2 ~ Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in heart; emptied as when a man wipeth a dish and turneth it upside down; submerged and thrown on our beam ends like a vessel mastered by the storm. Discoveries of… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.21.23

“Gather not my soul with sinners.”~ Psalm 26:9 ~ Fear made David pray thus, for something whispered, “Perhaps, after all, thou mayst be gathered with the wicked.” That fear, although marred by unbelief, springs, in the main, from holy anxiety, arising from the recollection of past sin. Even the pardoned man will enquire, “What if at the end my sins… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.20.23

“In the evening withhold not thy hand.”~ Ecclesiastes 11:6 ~ In the evening of the day opportunities are plentiful: men return from their labour, and the zealous soul-winner finds time to tell abroad the love of Jesus. Have I no evening work for Jesus? If I have not, let me no longer withhold my hand from a service which requires… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.19.23

“For this child I prayed.”~ 1 Samuel 1:27 ~ Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us as her child was to Hannah. Peninnah… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.18.23

“And they follow me.”~ John 10:27 ~ We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for He has a right to lead us wherever He pleases. We are not our own, we are bought with a price—let us recognize the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier follows his captain, the servant obeys his master, much… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.17.23

“Encourage him.” ~ Deuteronomy 1:38 ~ God employs His people to encourage one another. He did not say to an angel, “Gabriel, my servant Joshua is about to lead my people into Canaan”go, encourage him.” God never works needless miracles; if His purposes can be accomplished by ordinary means, He will not use miraculous agency. Gabriel would not have been… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.16.23

“Am I a sea, or a whale, that Thou settest a watch over me?”~ Job 7:12 ~ This was a strange question for Job to ask of the Lord. He felt himself to be too insignificant to be so strictly watched and chastened, and he hoped that he was not so unruly as to need to be so restrained. The… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.15.23

“A people near unto him.“~ Psalm 148:14 ~ The dispensation of the old covenant was that of distance. When God appeared even to His servant Moses, He said, “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet”; and when He manifested Himself upon Mount Sinai, to His own chosen and separated people, one of the first commands… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.14.23

“I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” ~ Psalm 32:5 ~ David’s grief for sin was bitter. Its effects were visible upon his outward frame: “his bones waxed old”; “his moisture was turned into the drought… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.13.23

“This man receiveth sinners.”~ Luke 15:2 ~ Observe the condescension of this fact. This Man, who towers above all other men, holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners this Man receiveth sinners. This Man, who is no other than the eternal God, before whom angels veil their faces this Man receiveth sinners. It needs an angel’s tongue to describe such… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.12.23

“I will sing of mercy and judgment.”~ Psalm 101:1 ~ Faith triumphs in trial. When reason is thrust into the inner prison, with her feet made fast in the stocks, faith makes the dungeon walls ring with her merry notes as she I cries, “I will sing of mercy and of judgment. Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.” Faith… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.11.23

“Lead me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness because of mine enemies.”~ Psalms 5:8 ~ Very bitter is the enmity of the world against the people of Christ. Men will forgive a thousand faults in others, but they will magnify the most trivial offence in the followers of Jesus. Instead of vainly regretting this, let us turn it to account, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.10.23

“Evening wolves.”~ Habakkuk 1:8 ~ While preparing the present volume, this particular expression recurred to me so frequently, that in order to be rid of its constant importunity I determined to give a page to it. The evening wolf, infuriated by a day of hunger, was fiercer and more ravenous than he would have been in the morning. May not… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.09.23

“And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment.”~Revelation 4:4~ These representatives of the saints in heaven are said to be around the throne. In the passage in Canticles, where Solomon sings of the King sitting at his table, some render it “a round… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.08.23

“The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.”~ Ephesians 1:19, 20 ~ In the resurrection of Christ, as in our salvation, there was put forth nothing short of a divine power. What shall we say of those who… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.07.23

  “There is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.”~ Jeremiah 49:23 ~ Little  know we what sorrow may be upon the sea at this moment. We are safe in our quiet chamber, but far away on the salt sea the hurricane may be cruelly seeking for the lives of men. Hear how the death fiends howl among the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.06.23

“If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”~ Galatians 5:18 ~ He who looks at his own character and position from a legal point of view, will not only despair when he comes to the end of his reckoning, but if he be a wise man he will despair at the beginning; for if we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.05.23

“Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?”~ Job 38:16 ~ Some things in nature must remain a mystery to the most intelligent and enterprising investigators. Human knowledge has bounds beyond which it cannot pass. Universal knowledge is for God alone. If this be so in the things which are seen and temporal, I may rest assured that it… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.04.23

“Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have.”~ Leviticus 19:36 ~ Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were banished from all the world beside, it should find a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.03.23

“The Lord trieth the righteous.“~Psalm 11:5 ~ All events are under the control of Providence; consequently all the trials of our outward life are traceable at once to the great First Cause. Out of the golden gate of God’s ordinance the armies of trial march forth in array, clad in their iron armour, and armed with weapons of war. All… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.02.23

“Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”~ John 4:48 ~ A craving after marvels was a symptom of the sickly state of men’s minds in our Lord’s day; they refused solid nourishment, and pined after mere wonder. The gospel which they so greatly needed they would not have; the miracles which Jesus did not always choose to… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 09.01.23

“Trust in Him at all times.” ~ Psalm 62:8 ~ Faith is as much the rule of temporal as of spiritual life; we ought to have faith in God for our earthly affairs as well as for our heavenly business. It is only as we learn to trust in God for the supply of all our daily need that we… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.31.23

“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light.”~ 1 John 1:7 ~ As He is in the light! Can we ever attain to this? Shall we ever be able to walk as clearly in the light as He is whom we call “Our Father,” of whom it is written, “God is light, and in Him is… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.30.23

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.”~ Jeremiah 17:14 ~ “I have seen His ways, and will heal him.”~ Isaiah 57:18 ~ It is the sole prerogative of God to remove spiritual disease. Natural disease may be instrumentally healed by men, but even then the honour is to be given to God who giveth virtue unto medicine, and… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.29.23

“All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”~ Numbers 6:4 ~ Nazarites  had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them from the use of wine. In order that they might not violate the obligation, they were forbidden to drink the vinegar of wine… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.28.23

“Sing, O barren.”~ Isaiah 54:1 ~ Though we have brought forth some fruit unto Christ, and have a joyful hope that we are “plants of His own right hand planting,” yet there are times when we feel very barren. Prayer is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each grace in the garden of our heart languishes and droops. We… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.27.23

“Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” ~ Psalm 31:5 ~ These words have been frequently used by holy men in their hour of departure. We may profitably consider them this evening. The object of the faithful man’s solicitude in life and death is not his body or his estate, but his… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.26.23

“The people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.”~ Mark 9:15 ~ How great the difference between Moses and Jesus! When the prophet of Horeb had been forty days upon the mountain, he underwent a kind of transfiguration, so that his countenance shone with exceeding brightness, and he put a veil over his face,… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 08.25.23

“If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.”~ Acts 8:37 ~ These words may answer your scruples, devout reader, concerning the ordinances. Perhaps you say, “I should be afraid to be baptized; it is such a solemn thing to avow myself to be dead with Christ, and buried with Him. should not feel at liberty to come to the… (more…)

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