Posted tagged ‘encouragement for troubled Christians’

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.

Everyday Incense of Thanksgiving: Spurgeon Spoken Word, 11/20

November 20, 2011

"Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Je...

“O Lord,You  have pleaded
the causes of my soul;
You
have redeemed my life.”
A grateful spirit should ever
be cultivated by the Christian;

and especially after deliverances
we should prepare a song for our God.
Earth should be a temple filled
with the songs of grateful saints,
and every day should be a censor

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How joyful Jeremiah
seems to be while he records
the Lord’s mercy.
How triumphantly
he lifts up the strain!

He has been in the low dungeon,Dungeons / Mazmorras

and is even now no other
than the weeping prophet;

and yet in the very book
which is called “Lamentations,”

clear as the song of Miriam
when she dashed her fingers
against the tabor, shrill
as the note of Deborah
when she met Barak with shouts of victory,

we hear the voice of Jeremy
going up to heaven—”You have pleaded the causes
of my soul; you have redeemed my life.”
O children of God, seek

after a vital experience

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of the Lord’s lovingkindness,
and when you have it,

speak positively of it;
sing gratefully;
shout triumphantly.

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!