Posts tagged ‘Spurgeon’

April 9, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.9.2015

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory.” -2 Corinthians 1:20

“God gives us no new promises, but He will make the old promises look wondrously new!” -Charles H. Spurgeon

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August 6, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.6.2014

“Let everything that has breath praise the LordPraise the Lord!” -Psalm 150:6

Let us mend our tune. What a world of mercy God gives to us compared with what others receive. -C.H.Spurgeon

May 15, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 5.15.2014

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?”  -Isaiah 40:12

How can you mistrust that hand that holds up Heaven and earth? -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

April 8, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 4.8.2014

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 done. If the Lord has more witness for you to bear, you will live to bear it. Who is he that can break the vessel which the Lord intends again to use?

If there is no more work for you to do for your Master, it cannot distress you that He is about to take you home and put you where you will be beyond the reach of adversaries. Your witness-bearing for Jesus is your chief concern, and you cannot be stopped in it till it is finished: therefore, be at peace. Cruel slander, wicked misrepresentation, desertion of friends, betrayal by the most trusted one, and whatever else may come cannot hinder the Lord’s purpose concerning you. The Lord stands by you in the night of your sorrow, and He says, “Thou must yet bear witness for me.” Be calm; be filled with joy in the Lord.

If you do not need this promise just now, you may very soon. Treasure it up. Remember also to pray for missionaries and all persecuted ones, that the Lord would preserve them even to the completion of their lifework.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

April 1, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 4.1.2014

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, shortsighted thing, and when men choose it as their road, it leads them over dark mountains. Gracious minds know no better than to do as the Lord bids them; but this keeps them in the King’s highway and under royal protection.

Let the reader never for a moment attempt to help himself out of a difficulty by a falsehood or by a questionable act; but let him keep in the middle of the high road of truth and integrity, and he will be following the best possible course. In our lives we must never practice circular sailing nor dream of shuffling. Be just and fear not, Follow Jesus and heed no evil consequences. If the worst of ills could be avoided by wrongdoing, we should, in the very attempt, have fallen into an evil worse than any other ill could be. God’s way must be the very best way. Follow it though men think you a fool, and you will be truly wise.

Lord, lead Thy servants in a plain path because of their enemies.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

March 6, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.6.2014

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16

Do not go on His errands till first you have sat at His feet. -Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter
February 12, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 2.12.2014

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” -Proverbs 10:19

“If half our conversations with friends were silenced and our talks with God were multiplied ten times, it would be well for us.” -C.H. Spurgeon

April 23, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.2013

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, since Jesus has transformed death from a dreary cavern into a passage leading to glory.

The thing to be feared is not the first but the second death, not the parting of the soul from the body but the final separation of the entire man from God. This is death indeed. This death kills all peace, joy, happiness, hope. When God is gone, all is gone. Such a death is far worse than ceasing to be: it is existence without the life which makes existence worth the having.

Now, if by God’s grace we fight on to the end and conquer in the glorious war, no second death can lay its chill finger upon us, We shall have no fear of death and hell, for we shall receive a crown of life which fadeth not away. How this nerves us for the fight! Eternal life is worth a life’s battle. To escape the hurt of the second death is a thing worth struggling for throughout a lifetime.

Lord, give us faith so that we may overcome, and then grant us grace to remain unharmed though sin and Satan dog our heels!

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

October 23, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 10.23.2012

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. -Psalm 97:11

Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all hazards, but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going out, and apparently it is buried in the soil, never to be gathered up again. We are mistaken when we look for an immediate harvest; but the error is very natural, for it seems impossible to bury light. Yet light is “sown,” says the text. It lies latent: none can see it; it is sown. We are quite sure that it must one day manifest itself.

Full sure are we that the Lord has set a harvest for the sower of light, and they shall reap it, each man for himself. Then shall come their gladness. Sheaves of joy for seeds of light. Their heart was upright before the Lord, though men gave them no credit for it, but even censured them: they were righteous, though those about them denounced them as censorious. They had to wait, as husbandmen wait for the precious fruits of the earth: but the light was sown for them, and gladness was being prepared on their behalf by the Lord of the harvest.

Courage, brothers! We need not be in a hurry. Let us in patience possess our souls, for soon shall our souls possess light and gladness.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

February 16, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 2.16.2012

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” -Colossians 3:16

“Be walking Bibles.”
(Spurgeon via Stephen Altrogge’s Twitter)

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