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A very present help. 2002-03-28 20:46:36 read : 23 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Psalm 46:1 EVENING: May 3 Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Je
A very present help." 2002-03-28 20:46:36 read : 23 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Psalm 46:1 EVENING: May 3 Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell him all thy grief? Has he not a sympathizing heart, and can he not comfort and relieve thee? No, thou art going about to all thy friends, save thy best Friend, and telling thy tale everywhere except into the bosom of thy Lord. Art thou burdened with this day's sins? Here is a fountain filled with blood: use it, saint, use it. Has a sense of guilt returned upon thee? The pardoning grace of Jesus may be proved again and again. Come to him at once for cleansing. Dost thou deplore thy weakness? He is thy strength: why not lean upon him? Dost thou feel naked? Come hither, soul; put on the robe of Jesus' righteousness. Stand not looking at it, but wear it. Strip off thine own righteousness, and thine own fears too: put on the fair white linen, for it was meant to wear. Dost thou feel thyself sick? Pull the night-bell of prayer, and call up the Beloved Physician! He will give the cordial that will revive thee. Thou art poor, but then thou hast "a kinsman, a mighty man of wealth." What! wilt thou not go to him, and ask him to give thee of his abundance, when he has given thee this promise, that thou shalt be joint heir with him, and has made over all that he is and all that he has to be thine? There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for his people to make a show-thing of him, and not to use him. He loves to be employed by us. The more burdens we put on his shoulders, the more precious will he be to us. "Let us be simple with him, then, Not backward, stiff, or cold, As though our Bethlehem could be What Sinai was of old." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for May 3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Other Spurgeon Devotions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
Abide in me. 2002-03-28 20:13:27 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - John 15:4 EVENING: March 9 Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whether it be the wormwood of woe, or the cloyin
Abide in me." 2002-03-28 20:13:27 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - John 15:4 EVENING: March 9 Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whether it be the wormwood of woe, or the cloying surfeit of earthly delight, close fellowship with the Lord Jesus will take bitterness from the one, and satiety from the other. Live near to Jesus, Christian, and it is matter of secondary importance whether thou livest on the mountain of honour or in the valley of humiliation. Living near to Jesus, thou art covered with the wings of God, and underneath thee are the everlasting arms. Let nothing keep thee from that hallowed intercourse, which is the choice privilege of a soul wedded to THE WELL-BELOVED. Be not content with an interview now and then, but seek always to retain his company, for only in his presence hast thou either comfort or safety. Jesus should not be unto us a friend who calls upon us now and then, but one with whom we walk evermore. Thou hast a difficult road before thee: see, O traveller to heaven, that thou go not without thy guide. Thou hast to pass through the fiery furnace; enter it not unless, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, thou hast the Son of God to be thy companion. Thou hast to storm the Jericho of thine own corruptions: attempt not the warfare until, like Joshua, thou hast seen the Captain of the Lord's host, with his sword drawn in his hand. Thou art to meet the Esau of thy many temptations: meet him not until at Jabbok's brook thou hast laid hold upon the angel, and prevailed. In every case, in every condition, thou wilt need Jesus; but most of all, when the iron gates of death shall open to thee. Keep thou close to thy soul's Husband, lean thy head upon his bosom, ask to be refreshed with the spiced wine of his pomegranate, and thou shalt be found of him at the last, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing. Seeing thou hast lived with him, and lived in him here, thou shalt abide with him for ever. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for March 9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
Acquaint now thyself with him. 2002-03-28 20:49:44 read : 27 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Job 22:21 EVENING: May 8 If we would rightly "acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace," we must know him
Acquaint now thyself with him." 2002-03-28 20:49:44 read : 27 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Job 22:21 EVENING: May 8 If we would rightly "acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace," we must know him as he has revealed himself, not only in the unity of his essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of his persons. God said, "Let us make man in our own image"--let not man be content until he knows something of the "us" from whom his being was derived. Endeavour to know the Father; bury your head in his bosom in deep repentance, and confess that you are not worthy to be called his son; receive the kiss of his love; let the ring which is the token of his eternal faithfulness be on your finger; sit at his table and let your heart make merry in his grace. Then press forward and seek to know much of the Son of God who is the brightness of his Father's glory, and yet in unspeakable condescension of grace became man for our sakes; know him in the singular complexity of his nature: eternal God, and yet suffering, finite man; follow him as he walks the waters with the tread of deity, and as he sits upon the well in the weariness of humanity. Be not satisfied unless you know much of Jesus Christ as your Friend, your Brother, your Husband, your all. Forget not the Holy Spirit; endeavour to obtain a clear view of his nature and character, his attributes, and his works. Behold that Spirit of the Lord, who first of all moved upon chaos, and brought forth order; who now visits the chaos of your soul, and creates the order of holiness. Behold him as the Lord and giver of spiritual life, the Illuminator, the Instructor, the Comforter, and the Sanctifier. Behold him as, like holy unction, he descends upon the head of Jesus, and then afterwards rests upon you who are as the skirts of his garments. Such an intelligent, scriptural, and experimental belief in the Trinity in Unity is yours if you truly know God; and such knowledge brings peace indeed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for May 8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Other Spurgeon Devotions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait. 2002-03-28 20:48:23 read : 13 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Job 14:14 EVENING: May 6 A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes r
All the days of my appointed time will I wait." 2002-03-28 20:48:23 read : 13 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Seashore evening - Job 14:14 EVENING: May 6 A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of glory. Our battered armour and scarred countenances will render more illustrious our victory above, when we are welcomed to the seats of those who have overcome the world. We should not have full fellowship with Christ if we did not for awhile sojourn below, for he was baptized with a baptism of suffering among men, and we must be baptized with the same if we would share his kingdom. Fellowship with Christ is so honourable that the sorest sorrow is a light price by which to procure it. Another reason for our lingering here is for the good of others. We would not wish to enter heaven till our work is done, and it may be that we are yet ordained to minister light to souls benighted in the wilderness of sin. Our prolonged stay here is doubtless for God's glory. A tried saint, like a well-cut diamond, glitters much in the King's crown. Nothing reflects so much honour on a workman as a protracted and severe trial of his work, and its triumphant endurance of the ordeal without giving way in any part. We are God's workmanship, in whom he will be glorified by our afflictions. It is for the honour of Jesus that we endure the trial of our faith with sacred joy. Let each man surrender his own longings to the glory of Jesus, and feel, "If my lying in the dust would elevate my Lord by so much as an inch, let me still lie among the pots of earth. If to live on earth for ever would make my Lord more glorious, it should be my heaven to be shut out of heaven." Our time is fixed and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but wait with patience till the gates of pearl shall open. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for May 6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Other Spurgeon Devotions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
All the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. 2002-03-28 20:43:26 read : 8 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Ezekiel 3:7 EVENING: April 28 Are there no exceptions? No, not one. Even the favoured rac
All the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted." 2002-03-28 20:43:26 read : 8 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Ezekiel 3:7 EVENING: April 28 Are there no exceptions? No, not one. Even the favoured race are thus described. Are the best so bad?--then what must the worst be? Come, my heart, consider how far thou hast a share in this universal accusation, and while considering, be ready to take shame unto thyself herein thou mayst have been guilty. The first charge is impudence, or hardness of forehead, a want of holy shame, an unhallowed boldness in evil. Before my conversion, I could sin and feel no compunction, hear of my guilt and yet remain unhumbled, and even confess my iniquity and manifest no inward humiliation on account of it. For a sinner to go to God's house and pretend to pray to him and praise him argues a brazen-facedness of the worst kind! Alas! since the day of my new birth I have doubted my Lord to his face, murmured unblushingly in his presence, worshipped before him in a slovenly manner, and sinned without bewailing myself concerning it. If my forehead were not as an adamant, harder than flint, I should have far more holy fear, and a far deeper contrition of spirit. Woe is me, I am one of the impudent house of Israel. The second charge is hardheartedness, and I must not venture to plead innocent here. Once I had nothing but a heart of stone, and although through grace I now have a new and fleshy heart, much of my former obduracy remains. I am not affected by the death of Jesus as I ought to be; neither am I moved by the ruin of my fellow men, the wickedness of the times, the chastisement of my heavenly Father, and my own failures, as I should be. O that my heart would melt at the recital of my Saviour's sufferings and death. Would to God I were rid of this nether millstone within me, this hateful body of death. Blessed be the name of the Lord, the disease is not incurable, the Saviour's precious blood is the universal solvent, and me, even me, it will effectually soften, till my heart melts as wax before the fire. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for April 28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
All they that heard it wondered at those things. 2002-03-28 19:54:05 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - Luke 2:18 EVENING: January 26 We must not cease to wonder at the great marvels of our God. It would be v
"All they that heard it wondered at those things." 2002-03-28 19:54:05 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - Luke 2:18 EVENING: January 26 We must not cease to wonder at the great marvels of our God. It would be very difficult to draw a line between holy wonder and real worship; for when the soul is overwhelmed with the majesty of God's glory, though it may not express itself in song, or even utter its voice with bowed head in humble prayer, yet it silently adores. Our incarnate God is to be worshipped as "the Wonderful." That God should consider his fallen creature, man, and instead of sweeping him away with the besom of destruction, should himself undertake to be man's Redeemer, and to pay his ransom price, is, indeed marvellous! But to each believer redemption is most marvellous as he views it in relation to himself. It is a miracle of grace indeed, that Jesus should forsake the thrones and royalties above, to suffer ignominiously below for you. Let your soul lose itself in wonder, for wonder is in this way a very practical emotion. Holy wonder will lead you to grateful worship and heartfelt thanksgiving. It will cause within you godly watchfulness; you will be afraid to sin against such a love as this. Feeling the presence of the mighty God in the gift of his dear Son, you will put off your shoes from off your feet, because the place whereon you stand is holy ground. You will be moved at the same time to glorious hope. If Jesus has done such marvellous things on your behalf, you will feel that heaven itself is not too great for your expectation. Who can be astonished at anything, when he has once been astonished at the manger and the cross? What is there wonderful left after one has seen the Saviour? Dear reader, it may be that from the quietness and solitariness of your life, you are scarcely able to imitate the shepherds of Bethlehem, who told what they had seen and heard, but you can, at least, fill up the circle of the worshippers before the throne, by wondering at what God has done. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for January 26 To The Daily Miscellany -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us 2002-03-28 20:26:10 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Isaiah 53:6 EVENIN
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us 2002-03-28 20:26:10 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Isaiah 53:6 EVENING: April 3 Here a confession of sin common to all the elect people of God. They have all fallen, and therefore, in common chorus, they all say, from the first who entered heaven to the last who shall enter there, "All we like sheep have gone astray." The confession, while thus unanimous, is also special and particular: "We have turned every one to his own way." There is a peculiar sinfulness about every one of the individuals; all are sinful, but each one with some special aggravation not found in his fellow. It is the mark of genuine repentance that while it naturally associates itself with other penitents, it also takes up a position of loneliness. "We have turned every one to his own way," is a confession that each man had sinned against light peculiar to himself, or sinned with an aggravation which he could not perceive in others. This confession is unreserved; there is not a word to detract from its force, nor a syllable by way of excuse. The confession is a giving up of all pleas of self-righteousness. It is the declaration of men who are consciously guilty--guilty with aggravations, guilty without excuse: they stand with their weapons of rebellion broken in pieces, and cry, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way." Yet we hear no dolorous wailings attending this confession of sin; for the next sentence makes it almost a song. "The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." It is the most grievous sentence of the three, but it overflows with comfort. Strange is it that where misery was concentrated mercy reigned; where sorrow reached her climax weary souls find rest. The Saviour bruised is the healing of bruised hearts. See how the lowliest penitence gives place to assured confidence through simply gazing at Christ on the cross! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for April 3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And God saw the light. 2002-03-28 19:22:16 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset -Genesis 1:4 EVENING: January 5 This morning we noticed the goodness of the light, and the Lord's dividing it from the darkness, w
And God saw the light." 2002-03-28 19:22:16 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset -Genesis 1:4 EVENING: January 5 This morning we noticed the goodness of the light, and the Lord's dividing it from the darkness, we now note the special eye which the Lord had for the light. "God saw the light"--he looked at it with complacency, gazed upon it with pleasure, saw that it "was good." If the Lord has given you light, dear reader, he looks on that light with peculiar interest; for not only is it dear to him as his own handiwork, but because it is like himself, for "He is light." Pleasant it is to the believer to know that God's eye is thus tenderly observant of that work of grace which he has begun. He never loses sight of the treasure which he has placed in our earthen vessels. Sometimes we cannot see the light, but God always sees the light, and that is much better than our seeing it. Better for the judge to see my innocence than for me to think I see it. It is very comfortable for me to know that I am one of God's people--but whether I know it or not, if the Lord knows it, I am still safe. This is the foundation, "The Lord knoweth them that are his." You may be sighing and groaning because of inbred sin, and mourning over your darkness, yet the Lord sees "light" in your heart, for he has put it there, and all the cloudiness and gloom of your soul cannot conceal your light from his gracious eye. You may have sunk low in despondency, and even despair; but if your soul has any longing towards Christ, and if you are seeking to rest in his finished work, God sees the "light." He not only sees it, but he also preserves it in you. "I, the Lord, do keep it." This is a precious thought to those who, after anxious watching and guarding of themselves, feel their own powerlessness to do so. The light thus preserved by his grace, he will one day develop into the splendour of noonday, and the fulness of glory. The light within is the dawn of the eternal day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for January 5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To the Daily Miscellany From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt- offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him." 2002-03-28 20:31:14 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Leviticus 1:4 EVEN
And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt- offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him." 2002-03-28 20:31:14 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Leviticus 1:4 EVENING: April 13 Our Lord's being made "sin for us" is set forth here by the very significant transfer of sin to the bullock, which was made by the elders of the people. The laying of the hand was not a mere touch of contact, for in some other places of Scripture the original word has the meaning of leaning heavily, as in the expression, "thy wrath lieth hard upon me" (Psalm 88:7). Surely this is the very essence and nature of faith, which doth not only bring us into contact with the great Substitute, but teaches us to lean upon him with all the burden of our guilt. Jehovah made to meet upon the head of the Substitute all the offences of his covenant people, but each one of the chosen is brought personally to ratify this solemn covenant act, when by grace he is enabled by faith to lay his hand upon the head of the "Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world." Believer, do you remember that rapturous day when you first realized pardon through Jesus the sin-bearer? Can you not make glad confession, and join with the writer in saying, "My soul recalls her day of deliverance with delight. Laden with guilt and full of fears, I saw my Saviour as my Substitute, and I laid my hand upon him; oh! how timidly at first, but courage grew and confidence was confirmed until I leaned my soul entirely upon him; and now it is my unceasing joy to know that my sins are no longer imputed to me, but laid on him, and like the debts of the wounded traveller, Jesus, like the good Samaritan, has said of all my future sinfulness, 'Set that to my account.'" Blessed discovery! Eternal solace of a grateful heart! "My numerous sins transferr'd to him, Shall never more be found, Lost in his blood's atoning stream, Where every crime is drown'd!" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for April 13 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright. Build Your Free Home PageVisit other great pages on:Society>SocietyReligionReligion
And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." 2002-03-28 20:35:26 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Psalm 28:9 EVENING: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 God's people need lifting up. They
And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." 2002-03-28 20:35:26 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Psalm 28:9 EVENING: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 God's people need lifting up. They are very heavy by nature. They have no wings, or, if they have, they are like the dove of old which lay among the pots; and they need divine grace to make them mount on wings covered with silver, and with feathers of yellow gold. By nature sparks fly upward, but the sinful souls of men fall downward. O Lord, "lift them up for ever!" David himself said, "Unto thee, O God, do I lift up my soul," and he here feels the necessity that other men's souls should be lifted up as well as his own. When you ask this blessing for yourself, forget not to seek it for others also. There are three ways in which God's people require to be lifted up. They require to be elevated in character. Lift them up, O Lord; do not suffer thy people to be like the world's people! The world lieth in the wicked one; lift them out of it! The world's people are looking after silver and gold, seeking their own pleasures, and the gratification of their lusts; but, Lord, lift thy people up above all this; keep them from being "muck-rakers," as John Bunyan calls the man who was always scraping after gold! Set thou their hearts upon their risen Lord and the heavenly heritage! Moreover, believers need to be prospered in conflict. In the battle, if they seem to fall, O Lord, be pleased to give them the victory. If the foot of the foe be upon their necks for a moment, help them to grasp the sword of the Spirit, and eventually to win the battle. Lord, lift up thy children's spirits in the day of conflict; let them not sit in the dust, mourning for ever. Suffer not the adversary to vex them sore, and make them fret; but if they have been, like Hannah, persecuted, let them sing of the mercy of a delivering God. We may also ask our Lord to lift them up at the last! Lift them up by taking them home, lift their bodies from the tomb, and raise their souls to thine eternal kingdom in glory.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for April 15 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house. 2002-03-28 19:27:03 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - 2 Samuel 11:2 EVENING: January 17
"And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house." 2002-03-28 19:27:03 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - 2 Samuel 11:2 EVENING: January 17 At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and abroad we are liable to meet with allurements to evil; the morning opens with peril, and the shades of evening find us still in jeopardy. They are well kept whom God keeps, but woe unto those who go forth into the world, or even dare to walk their own house unarmed. Those who think themselves secure are more exposed to danger than any others. The armour-bearer of Sin is Self-confidence. David should have been engaged in fighting the Lord's battles, instead of which he tarried at Jerusalem, and gave himself up to luxurious repose, for he arose from his bed at eventide. Idleness and luxury are the devil's jackals, and find him abundant prey. In stagnant waters noxious creatures swarm, and neglected soil soon yields a dense tangle of weeds and briars. Oh for the constraining love of Jesus to keep us active and useful! When I see the King of Israel sluggishly leaving his couch at the close of the day, and falling at once into temptation, let me take warning, and set holy watchfulness to guard the door. Is it possible that the king had mounted his housetop for retirement and devotion? If so, what a caution is given us to count no place, however secret, a sanctuary from sin! While our hearts are so like a tinder-box, and sparks so plentiful, we had need use all diligence in all places to prevent a blaze. Satan can climb housetops, and enter closets, and even if we could shut out that foul fiend, our own corruptions are enough to work our ruin unless grace prevent. Reader, beware of evening temptations. Be not secure. The sun is down but sin is up. We need a watchman for the night as well as a guardian for the day. O blessed Spirit, keep us from all evil this night. Amen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for January 17 To The Daily Miscellany -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 2002-03-28 19:21:22 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 sunset -Genesis 42:8 EVENING: DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon January 4 This morning our desires went forth for growth in our acquaintance with
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him." 2002-03-28 19:21:22 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 sunset -Genesis 42:8 EVENING: DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon January 4 This morning our desires went forth for growth in our acquaintance with the Lord Jesus; it may be well to-night to consider a kindred topic, namely, our heavenly Joseph's knowledge of us. This was most blessedly perfect long before we had the slightest knowledge of him. "His eyes beheld our substance, yet being imperfect, and in his book all our members were written, when as yet there was none of them." Before we had a being in the world we had a being in his heart. When we were enemies to him, he knew us, our misery, our madness, and our wickedness. When we wept bitterly in despairing repentance, and viewed him only as a judge and a ruler, he viewed us as his brethren well beloved, and his bowels yearned towards us. He never mistook his chosen, but always beheld them as objects of his infinite affection. "The Lord knoweth them that are his," is as true of the prodigals who are feeding swine as of the children who sit at the table. But, alas! we knew not our royal Brother, and out of this ignorance grew a host of sins. We withheld our hearts from him, and allowed him no entrance to our love. We mistrusted him, and gave no credit to his words. We rebelled against him, and paid him no loving homage. The Sun of Righteousness shone forth, and we could not see him. Heaven came down to earth, and earth perceived it not. Let God be praised, those days are over with us; yet even now it is but little that we know of Jesus compared with what he knows of us. We have but begun to study him, but he knoweth us altogether. It is a blessed circumstance that the ignorance is not on his side, for then it would be a hopeless case for us. He will not say to us, "I never knew you," but he will confess our names in the day of his appearing, and meanwhile will manifest himself to us as he doth not unto the world. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for January 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To The Daily Miscellany From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. 2002-03-28 20:18:08 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Ruth 2:14 EVENING: March 19 Whenever we are privileged to eat of the bread which Jesus gives, we a
And she did eat, and was sufficed, and left." 2002-03-28 20:18:08 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Ruth 2:14 EVENING: March 19 Whenever we are privileged to eat of the bread which Jesus gives, we are, like Ruth, satisfied with the full and sweet repast. When Jesus is the host no guest goes empty from the table. Our head is satisfied with the precious truth which Christ reveals; our heart is content with Jesus, as the altogether lovely object of affection; our hope is satisfied, for whom have we in heaven but Jesus? and our desire is satiated, for what can we wish for more than "to know Christ and to be found in him"? Jesus fills our conscience till it is at perfect peace; our judgment with persuasion of the certainty of his teachings; our memory with recollections of what he has done, and our imagination with the prospects of what he is yet to do. As Ruth was "sufficed, and left," so is it with us. We have had deep draughts; we have thought that we could take in all of Christ; but when we have done our best we have had to leave a vast remainder. We have sat at the table of the Lord's love, and said, "Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away;" but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love, and found that there was a redundance of spiritual meat remaining. There are certain sweet things in the Word of God which we have not enjoyed yet, and which we are obliged to leave for awhile; for we are like the disciples to whom Jesus said, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now." Yes, there are graces to which we have not attained; places of fellowship nearer to Christ which we have not reached; and heights of communion which our feet have not climbed. At every banquet of love there are many baskets of fragments left. Let us magnify the liberality of our glorious Boaz. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for March 19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. 2002-03-28 20:21:45 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Matthew 15:27 EVENING: March 27 This woman gai
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table." 2002-03-28 20:21:45 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Matthew 15:27 EVENING: March 27 This woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking GREAT THOUGHTS OF CHRIST. The Master had talked about the children's bread: "Now," argued she, "since thou art the Master of the table of grace, I know that thou art a generous housekeeper, and there is sure to be abundance of bread on thy table; there will be such an abundance for the children that there will be crumbs to throw on the floor for the dogs, and the children will fare none the worse because the dogs are fed." She thought him one who kept so good a table that all that she needed would only be a crumb in comparison; yet remember, what she wanted was to have the devil cast out of her daughter. It was a very great thing to her, but she had such a high esteem of Christ, that she said, "It is nothing to him, it is but a crumb for Christ to give." This is the royal road to comfort. Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace. "My sins are many, but oh! it is nothing to Jesus to take them all away. The weight of my guilt presses me down as a giant's foot would crush a worm, but it is no more than a grain of dust to him, because he has already borne its curse in his own body on the tree. It will be but a small thing for him to give me full remission, although it will be an infinite blessing for me to receive it." The woman opens her soul's mouth very wide, expecting great things of Jesus, and he fills it with his love. Dear reader, do the same. She confessed what Christ laid at her door, but she laid fast hold upon him, and drew arguments even out of his hard words; she believed great things of him, and she thus overcame him. SHE WON THE VICTORY BY BELIEVING IN HIM. Her case is an instance of prevailing faith; and if we would conquer like her, we must imitate her tactics. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for March 27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto t 2002-03-28 19:54:53 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - Luke 2:20 EVENING: January 28
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto t 2002-03-28 19:54:53 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon sunset - Luke 2:20 EVENING: January 28 What was the subject of their praise? They praised God for what they had heard--for the good tidings of great joy that a Saviour was born unto them. Let us copy them; let us also raise a song of thanksgiving that we have heard of Jesus and his salvation. They also praised God for what they had seen. There is the sweetest music--what we have experienced, what we have felt within, what we have made our own--"the things which we have made touching the King." It is not enough to hear about Jesus: mere hearing may tune the harp, but the fingers of living faith must create the music. If you have seen Jesus with the God-giving sight of faith, suffer no cobwebs to linger among the harp strings, but loud to the praise of sovereign grace, awake your psaltery and harp. One point for which they praised God was the agreement between what they had heard and what they had seen. Observe the last sentence--"As it was told unto them." Have you not found the gospel to be in yourselves just what the Bible said it would be? Jesus said he would give you rest--have you not enjoyed the sweetest peace in him? He said you should have joy, and comfort, and life through believing in him--have you not received all these? Are not his ways ways of pleasantness, and his paths paths of peace? Surely you can say with the queen of Sheba, "The half has not been told me." I have found Christ more sweet than his servants ever said he was. I looked upon his likeness as they painted it, but it was a mere daub compared with himself; for the King in his beauty outshines all imaginable loveliness. Surely what we have "seen" keeps pace with, nay, far exceeds, what we have "heard." Let us, then, glorify and praise God for a Saviour so precious, and so satisfying. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for January 28 To The Daily Miscellany -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And these are ancient things 2002-03-28 19:57:45 read : 6 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain sunset - 1 Chronicles 4:22 EVENING: February 2 Yet not so ancient as those precious things which are the delight of our soul
"And these are ancient things" 2002-03-28 19:57:45 read : 6 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain sunset - 1 Chronicles 4:22 EVENING: February 2 Yet not so ancient as those precious things which are the delight of our souls. Let us for a moment recount them, telling them over as misers count their gold. The sovereign choice of the Father, by which he elected us unto eternal life, or ever the earth was, is a matter of vast antiquity, since no date can be conceived for it by the mind of man. We were chosen from before the foundations of the world. Everlasting love went with the choice, for it was not a bare act of divine will by which we were set apart, but the divine affections were concerned. The Father loved us in and from the beginning. Here is a theme for daily contemplation. The eternal purpose to redeem us from our foreseen ruin, to cleanse and sanctify us, and at last to glorify us, was of infinite antiquity, and runs side by side with immutable love and absolute sovereignty. The covenant is always described as being everlasting, and Jesus, the second party in it, had his goings forth of old; he struck hands in sacred suretyship long ere the first of the stars began to shine, and it was in him that the elect were ordained unto eternal life. Thus in the divine purpose a most blessed covenant union was established between the Son of God and his elect people, which will remain as the foundation of their safety when time shall be no more. Is it not well to be conversant with these ancient things? Is it not shameful that they should be so much neglected and even rejected by the bulk of professors? If they knew more of their own sin, would they not be more ready to adore distinguishing grace? Let us both admire and adore tonight, as we sing-- "A monument of grace, A sinner saved by blood; The streams of love I trace Up to the Fountain, God; And in his sacred bosom see Eternal thoughts of Love to me." Amen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for February 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither." 2002-03-28 20:00:00 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Revelation 11:12 EVENING: February 7 Without considering these wor
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither." 2002-03-28 20:00:00 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Revelation 11:12 EVENING: February 7 Without considering these words in their prophetical connection, let us regard them as the invitation of our great Forerunner to his sanctified people. In due time there shall be heard "a great voice from heaven" to every believer, saying, "Come up hither." This should be to the saints the subject of joyful anticipation. Instead of dreading the time when we shall leave this world to go unto the Father, we should be panting for the hour of our emancipation. Our song should be-- "My heart is with him on his throne, And ill can brook delay; Each moment listening for the voice, 'Rise up and come away.'" We are not called down to the grave, but up to the skies. Our heaven-born spirits should long for their native air. Yet should the celestial summons be the object of patient waiting. Our God knows best when to bid us "Come up thither." We must not wish to antedate the period of our departure. I know that strong love will make us cry," O Lord of Hosts, the waves divide, And land us all in heaven;" but patience must have her perfect work. God ordains with accurate wisdom the most fitting time for the redeemed to abide below. Surely, if there could be regrets in heaven, the saints might mourn that they did not live longer here to do more good. Oh, for more sheaves for my Lord's garner! more jewels for his crown! But how, unless there be more work? True, there is the other side of it, that, living so briefly, our sins are the fewer; but oh! when we are fully serving God, and he is giving us to scatter precious seed, and reap a hundredfold, we would even say it is well for us to abide where we are. Whether our Master shall say "go," or "stay," let us be equally well pleased so long as he indulges us with his presence. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for February 7 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good. 2002-03-28 20:37:02 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Genesis 32:12 EVENING: Saturday, April 18, 1998 When Jacob was on the other side of the brook Jabb
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." 2002-03-28 20:37:02 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon Mountain evening - Genesis 32:12 EVENING: Saturday, April 18, 1998 When Jacob was on the other side of the brook Jabbok, and Esau was coming with armed men, he earnestly sought God's protection, and as a master reason he pleaded, "And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." Oh, the force of that plea! He was holding God to his word--"Thou saidst." The attribute of God's faithfulness is a splendid horn of the altar to lay hold upon; but the promise, which has in it the attribute and something more, is a yet mightier holdfast--"Thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." And has he said, and shall he not do it? "Let God be true, and every man a liar." Shall not he be true? Shall he not keep his word? Shall not every word that cometh out of his lips stand fast and be fulfilled? Solomon, at the opening of the temple, used this same mighty plea. He pleaded with God to remember the word which he had spoken to his father David, and to bless that place. When a man gives a promissory note, his honour is engaged; he signs his hand, and he must discharge it when the due time comes, or else he loses credit. It shall never be said that God dishonours his bills. The credit of the Most High never was impeached, and never shall be. He is punctual to the moment: he never is before his time, but he never is behind it. Search God's word through, and compare it with the experience of God's people, and you shall find the two tally from the first to the last. Many a hoary patriarch has said with Joshua, "Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass." If you have a divine promise, you need not plead it with an "if," you may urge it with certainty. The Lord meant to fulfil the promise, or he would not have given it. God does not give his words merely to quiet us, and to keep us hopeful for awhile with the intention of putting us off at last; but when he speaks, it is because he means to do as he has said. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for April 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you. 2002-03-28 20:17:41 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - John 15:9 EVENING: March 18 As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves his p
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you." 2002-03-28 20:17:41 read : 5 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - John 15:9 EVENING: March 18 As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves his people. What is that divine method? He loved him without beginning, and thus Jesus loves his members. "I have loved thee with an everlasting love." You can trace the beginning of human affection; you can easily find the beginning of your love to Christ, but his love to us is a stream whose source is hidden in eternity. God the Father loves Jesus without any change. Christian, take this for your comfort, that there is no change in Jesus Christ's love to those who rest in him. Yesterday you were on Tabor's top, and you said, "He loves me:" to-day you are in the valley of humiliation, but he loves you still the same. On the hill Mizar, and among the Hermons, you heard his voice, which spake so sweetly with the turtle-notes of love; and now on the sea, or even in the sea, when all his waves and billows go over you, his heart is faithful to his ancient choice. The Father loves the Son without any end, and thus does the Son love his people. Saint, thou needest not fear the loosing of the silver cord, for his love for thee will never cease. Rest confident that even down to the grave Christ will go with you, and that up again from it he will be your guide to the celestial hills. Moreover, the Father loves the Son without any measure, and the same immeasurable love the Son bestows upon his chosen ones. The whole heart of Christ is dedicated to his people. He "loved us and gave himself for us." His is a love which passeth knowledge. Ah! we have indeed an immutable Saviour, a precious Saviour, one who loves without measure, without change, without beginning, and without end, even as the Father loves him! There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for March 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.
At that time Jesus answered. 2002-03-28 19:59:05 read : 6 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Matthew 11:25 EVENING: February 5 This is a singular way in which to commence a verse--"At that time Jesus answer
"At that time Jesus answered." 2002-03-28 19:59:05 read : 6 내용넓게보기. 프린트하기 DAILY READINGS by Charles Spurgeon mountain evening - Matthew 11:25 EVENING: February 5 This is a singular way in which to commence a verse--"At that time Jesus answered." If you will look at the context you will not perceive that any person had asked him a question, or that he was in conversation with any human being. Yet it is written, "Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father." When a man answers, he answers a person who has been speaking to him. Who, then, had spoken to Christ? his Father. Yet there is no record of it; and this should teach us that Jesus had constant fellowship with his Father, and that God spake into his heart so often, so continually, that it was not a circumstance singular enough to be recorded. It was the habit and life of Jesus to talk with God. Even as Jesus was, in this world, so are we; let us therefore learn the lesson which this simple statement concerning him teaches us. May we likewise have silent fellowship with the Father, so that often we may answer him, and though the world wotteth not to whom we speak, may we be responding to that secret voice unheard of any other ear, which our own ear, opened by the Spirit of God, recognizes with joy. God has spoken to us, let us speak to God--either to set our seal that God is true and faithful to his promise, or to confess the sin of which the Spirit of God has convinced us, or to acknowledge the mercy which God's providence has given, or to express assent to the great truths which God the Holy Ghost has opened to our understanding. What a privilege is intimate communion with the Father of our spirits! It is a secret hidden from the world, a joy with which even the nearest friend intermeddleth not. If we would hear the whispers of God's love, our ear must be purged and fitted to listen to his voice. This very evening may our hearts be in such a state, that when God speaks to us, we, like Jesus, may be prepared at once to answer him. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Morning Reading for February 5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. This daily devotional has been inspiring Christians for more than 100 years. This old version of this work is no longer under copyright. If you know differently - let me know and these pages will be removed from this site. There are some more recent versions of this work that have been written in a more modern language style. Those versions are still protected by copyright.