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Today’s morning and evening brings many word pictures that give us this wonderful idea of what God is doing in the hearts of believers in the spiritual preparation and building of his temple. Each of us plays a role as God is sanctifying us into his image or as Spurgeon uses here a picture of God sharpening and shaping us into preparation for the building of his spiritual temple. This is a wonderful truth for us. Because nowhere does it say that we are molding ourselves or conforming our own lives but rather He is doing this great work of preparation in us.
This makes me think of the verse:
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb 12:2)
He is the author and the finisher of our faith. He will be faithful to complete what he has started in each of us and all for His glory! What a wonderful truth.
Spurgeon ends our day by focusing our thoughts on the fact that these things God is working out and has established in us are unmovable. What a great encouragement to us who live in a world of fleeting joys and momentary pleasures. We have a God who has established for us an eternal home in heaven. This is unmovable and unchangeable! When we fail at being a husband, or loose our jobs, in the midst of a stock market crash or a vehicle accident, we are STILL HIS and this is our firm foundation. I think of Job who rejoiced in His God having been brought to nothing.
May we never move past this great promise from God’s word. We are His, this is unchangeable and he has prepared our eternal home WITH HIM in heaven forever.
Be blessed this day by his truth, may it ignite within you a thirst for more of his word, the only cup that satisfies. God bless.