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Morning:“Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” – Proverbs 1:33
Spurgeon’s exhortation to us this morning is to dwell on the character of God, rather than on our circumstances. And His character is of love.
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. – [1 John 4:16 NKJV]
We see His character exhibited in so many ways, none more so than Christ dying on the cross for us. We see His love demonstrated as well, in the way He desires fellowship with us, and draws us to Him. A few examples from scripture – cherish your own favorites:
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ – [Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV]
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find [Me], when you search for Me with all your heart. – [Jeremiah 29:12-13 NKJV]
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find [Him] if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul…(for the LORD your God [is] a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them. – [Deuteronomy 4:29,31 NKJV]
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” – [Psalms 50:15 NKJV]
The LORD [is] near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. – [Psalms 145:18 NKJV]
Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. – [Isaiah 55:6 NKJV]
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. – [Luke 11:9-10 NKJV]
Can we doubt the character of God, His love for us, when we see how He desires us to come to Him? Be comforted!