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Morning and Evening: 01/10

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Spurgeon in the Morning:

“There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.” – 2 Timothy 4:8

In yesterday’s devotional, we fed on the awesome words “I will be their God”.

And what has our awesome Lord done, and what will He do?

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 9:6-7

My awesome God will perform this! This is His gift to me!

Let us meditate on the overwhelmingly wonderful work of the Christ on the cross, through which (by means of our tiny faith, and that a gift), we were made right before the Father. Let us meditate on the opened floodgates of love poured on us by the Father, as He sanctifies us and makes us His own, just as Jesus prayed in John 17:23:

I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

And shall we doubt the Giver? Will He turn away from His gifting to me, and to you? Nay! For:

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

Spurgeon in the Evening:

“In my flesh shall I see God.” – Job 19:26

Spurgeon liked to tell a story about the great Puritan Richard Baxter (1615-1691), who wrote The Saint’s Everlasting Rest:

When Baxter lay a dying, and his friends came to see him, almost the last word he said was in answer to the question, “Dear Mr. Baxter, how are you?” “Almost well,” said he, and so it is. Death cures; it is the best medicine, for they who die are not only almost well, but healed for ever.

We shall be healed forever, for we shall see God!


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