Posted tagged ‘C. H. Spurgeon’

Gleaning Some Good Words — “Morning by Morning”, Spurgeon, 8/1

November 10, 2013

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Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn.”
Ruth 2:2

Downcast and troubled Christian
come and glean today in the broad field of promise.
Here are abundance of precious promises,
which exactly meet your wants.
Take this one: “He will not break the bruised reed,
nor quench the smoking flax.”

Does that suit your case?
A reed, helpless, insignificant,
and weak, a bruised reed, out of which
no music can come;
weaker than weakness itself;
a reed, and that reed bruised,
yet, he will not break you;
but on the contrary, will restore
and strengthen you. You are like the smoking
fire: no light, no warmth, can come from you;
but he will not quench you; he will blow with his sweet
breath of mercy till he fans you to a flame.

Would you glean another ear?
“Come to me all you that are weary
and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

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Take another ear of corn:
“Fear not, you worm Jacob,
I will help you, says the Lord and your Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel.”  How can you fear
with such a wonderful
assurance as this?
You may gather ten thousand
such golden ears as these!

“I have blotted out your sins like a cloud,
and like a thick cloud your transgressions.”
Or this, “Though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.”  Or this,
“The Spirit and the Bride say,
Come, and let him that is thirsty
come, and whosoever will
let him take the water of life freely.”

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Poor timid believer!
Gather them up,
make them your own,
for Jesus bids you take them.
Be not afraid, only believe!
Grasp these sweet promises,
thresh them out by meditation
and feed on them with joy.

The Rough Fight of Love, Spurgeon March 12

March 12, 2013

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Would you be a feather-bed
warrior, instead of bearing
the rough fight of love?

He who dares the most,
shall win the most;
and if rough be your path of love,

tread it boldly,
still loving your neighbours
through thick and thin.

Heap coals of fire
on their heads
and if they be hard to please,

seek not to please them,
but to please your Master;
and remember if they spurn your love,

your Master has not spurned it,
and your deed is as acceptable
to Him as if it had been acceptable to them.

Love your neighbour,
for in so doing you are
following the footsteps of Christ.

Be Bold to Believe: Charles Spurgeon’s Spoken Word, February 23

February 23, 2013

I will never leave thee.”—Hebrews 13:5.

Be bold to believe, for He has said,
“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
In this promise, God gives to His people everything.

“I will never leave you.”
Then no attribute of God
can cease to be engaged for us.

Is He mighty?
He will show Himself strong
on the behalf of them that trust Him.

Is He love?
Then with lovingkindness
will He have mercy upon us.

Whatever attributes
may compose
the character of Deity,

every one of them to its fullest
extent shall be engaged on our side.
To put everything in one,

there is nothing you can want,
there is nothing you can ask for,
there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity,

there is nothing living, nothing dying,
there is nothing in this world,
nothing in the next world,

there is nothing now,
nothing at the resurrection-morning,
nothing in heaven which is not contained in this text—

“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”

Interchange with a Leper: Spurgeon’s Spoken Word, 9/04

October 24, 2011

Primeval darkness heard
the Almighty fiat,
“light be”

William Blake Ancient of Days

“light be,”

and straightway light was,

and the word of
the Lord Jesus
is equal in majesty to
that ancient word of power.

Redemption like Creation
has its word of might.
Jesus speaks
and it is done.
Leprosy yielded to

no human remedies,
but it fled at once
at the Lord’s “I will.”

The disease exhibited
no hopeful signs or
tokens of recovery,
nature contributed nothing
to its own healing,
but the unaided word
effected the entire
work on the spot
and forever.

The sinner is in a plight more
miserable than the leper;
let him imitate
his example and

Brooklyn Museum - The Healing of Ten Lepers (G...

go to Jesus,
“beseeching him
and kneeling down to him.”
Let him exercise

what little faith he has,
even though it should
go no further than
“Lord, if thou wilt,
thou canst make me clean”…

Jesus heals all who come,
and casts out none.
… Jesus touched the leper.
This unclean person
had broken through
the regulations of
the ceremonial law
and pressed into the house,
but Jesus so far from

chiding him
broke through the law himself
in order to meet him.

He made an interchange
with the leper,

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for while he cleansed him,
he contracted by that touch
a Levitical defilement.

Even so Jesus Christ
was made sin for us,
although in himself he knew no sin,
that we might be made
the righteousness of God in him.

Brooklyn Museum - Healing of the Lepers at Cap...

O that poor sinners would go to Jesus,
believing in the power
of his blessed substitutionary work,
and they would soon learn
the power of his gracious touch.
That hand which
multiplied the loaves,
which saved sinking Peter,
which upholds afflicted saints,
which crowns believers,

that same hand
will touch every seeking sinner,
and in a moment
make him clean.
The love of Jesus
is the source
of salvation.
He loves, he looks,
he touches us,
we live!