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The wound religion receives from hypocrites

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The wound religion receives from hypocrites is far more dangerous and incurable than that inflicted on it by the open and scandalous sinner. For religion is never brought into question by the enormous vices of an infamous person; all see and all abhor his sin. But when a man shall have his mouth full of […]

You will see the reason

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Edward Payson 1783-1827 What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand. John 13:7 Above all, I would say to the Christian: Never distrust the kindness, the love, the wisdom and faithfulness of your Savior, but confide in Him who has promised that all things shall work together for your […]

Wisdom can readily transform memory into an angel of comfort

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon May 28, Evening This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. –Lamentations 3:21 Memory is frequently the bond slave of despondency. Dispairing minds call to remembrance every dark foreboding in the past, and dilate upon every gloomy feature in the present; thus memory, clothed in sackcloth, presents […]

Speak what you know, and testify what you have seen

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon May 25, Evening And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem … and they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them. –Luke 24:33-35 When the two disciples had reached Emmaus, and were refreshing themselves at the evening meal, […]

He found me in a waste howling wilderness indeed

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

John Newton’s Letters My Dear Friend, My history is briefly expressed in the following verses: In a desert land He found him — in a waste howling wilderness. He shielded him and cared for him. He guarded him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:10 I will lead the blind by ways they have […]

I always carry an oil can in my pocket

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

J.R. Miller Intimate Letters on Personal Problems 1914 There is a good illustration in one of Dr. Parkhurst’s books. He tells of a workman who was in a trolley-car one day. As the door was opened and shut, it squeaked. The workman quietly got up and, taking a little can from his pocket, dropped some […]

One downcast believer makes twenty souls sad

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon May 11, Evening Only be thou strong and very courageous. Joshua 1:7 Our God’s tender love for his servants makes him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed […]

The God of love changes not

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Morning and Evening C.H. Spurgeon April 22, Evening Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. –Psalm 91:5 What is this terror? It may be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or fancied appearances, or the shriek of sudden sickness or death. We live in the world of death and […]

You sometimes may not understand your own experience

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Excerpt from “An All Round Ministry” C.H. Spurgeon One Sabbath morning, I preached from the text, “My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?” and though I did not say so, yet I preached my own experience. I heard my own chains clank while I tried to preach to my fellow-prisoners in the dark; […]

We were lost in a labyrinth

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening March 11 Evening Thou shalt be called, Sought Out. –Isaiah 62:12 The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly in that we were not only sought, but sought out. Men seek for a thing which is lost upon the floor of the house, but in such a case there […]


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