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Daily Devotional for August 13, 2022

Before and During the Call

Charles Spurgeon

"It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." Isaiah 65:24

Quick work this! The LORD hears us before we call and often answers us in the same speedy manner. Foreseeing our needs and our prayers, He so arranges providence that before the need actually arises He has supplied it, before the trial assails us He has armed us against it. This is the promptitude of...

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Daily Devotional for August 12, 2022

Light in Darkness

Charles Spurgeon

"For Thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness." 2 Samuel 22:29

Am I in the light? Then Thou, O LORD, art my lamp. Take Thee away and my joy would be gone; but as long as Thou art with me, I can do without the torches of time and the candles of created comfort. What a light the presence of God casts on all things! We heard of a lighthouse which could be seen for twenty miles, but our Jehovah is not only a God...

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Daily Devotional for August 11, 2022

Waiting, Not Running

Charles Spurgeon

"Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation." Psalms 62:1

Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the LORD. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child...

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Daily Devotional for August 10, 2022

He Lowers to Raise

Charles Spurgeon

"Thy LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, and lifteth up." 1 Samuel 2:7

All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made poor, and let me as heartily praise Him. When we go down in the world, it is of the LORD, and so we may take it patiently: when we rise in the world, it is of the LORD, and...

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Daily Devotional for August 9, 2022

Pruning for Fruit-Bearing

Charles Spurgeon

"Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." John 15:2

This is a precious promise to one who lives for fruitfulness. At first it seems to wear a sharp aspect. Must the fruitful bough be pruned? Must the knife cut even the best and most useful? No doubt it is so, for very much of our LORD's purging work is done by means of...

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Daily Devotional for August 8, 2022

Confidence Not Misplaced

Charles Spurgeon

"The LORD God will help me." Isaiah 50:7

These are in prophecy the words of Messiah in the day of His obedience unto death, when He gave His back to the smiters and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He was confident in divine support and trusted in Jehovah.

O my soul, thy sorrows are as the small dust of the balance compared with thy LORD's! Canst thou not believe that the LORD God will help thee? Thy LORD was...

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Daily Devotional for August 7, 2022

Rules for Prosperity

Charles Spurgeon

"Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the Law, which Moses My servant commanded thee: turn not from It to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest." Joshua 1:7

Yes, the LORD will be with us in our holy war, but He demands of us that we strictly follow His rules. Our victories will very much depend upon our obeying Him with all our heart,...

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Daily Devotional for August 6, 2022

Go; Take Your Property

Charles Spurgeon

"Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged." Deuteronomy 1:21

There is a heritage of grace which we ought to be bold enough to win for our possession. All that one believer has gained is free to another. We may be strong in faith, fervent in love, and abundant in labor; there is nothing to prevent it; let us go...

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Daily Devotional for August 5, 2022

Law in the Heart

Charles Spurgeon

"The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide." Psalms 37:31

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

What a choice word is here used, "the law of his God"! When we know the LORD as our own God His...

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Daily Devotional for August 4, 2022

He Blesses and Keeps

Charles Spurgeon

"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee." Numbers 6:24

This first clause of the high priest's benediction is substantially a promise. That blessing which our great High Priest pronounces upon us is sure to come, for He speaks the mind of God.

What a joy to abide under the divine blessing! This puts a gracious flavor into all things. If we are blessed, then all our possessions and enjoyments are blessed; yea, our losses and...

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Daily Devotional for August 3, 2022

The Right to Holy Things

Charles Spurgeon

"But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat." Leviticus 22:11

Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But two classes were free at the sacred table, those who were bought with the priest's money and those who were born into the priest's house. Bought and born, these were...

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Daily Devotional for August 2, 2022

Speak What He Teaches

Charles Spurgeon

"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." Exodus 4:12

Many a true servant of the LORD is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his LORD, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad advocacy. In such a case it is well to remember that the LORD made the tongue which is so slow, and we must take care that we do not blame our maker. It may be that a slow...

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Daily Devotional for August 1, 2022

Covenant Reaches Children

Charles Spurgeon

"And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee." Genesis 17:7

O LORD, Thou hast made a covenant with me, Thy servant, in Christ Jesus my LORD; and now, I beseech Thee, let my children be included in its gracious provisions. Permit me to believe this promise as made to me as well as to Abraham. I ask...

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Daily Devotional for July 31, 2022

An Appeal; Deliverance

Charles Spurgeon

"And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me." Psalms 50:15

This is a promise indeed!

Here is an urgent occasion — "the day of trouble." It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then is this promise in season: it is written for the cloudy day.

Here is condescending advice, "Call upon me." We ought not to need the...

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