Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a promise !

No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, He has said to all. When He opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When he openeth a granary-door to give out food, there may be some one starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all the hungry saints may come and feed too. Whether he gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, matters not, O believer; He has given it to thee as one of the covenanted seed. There is not a high blessing too lofty for thee, nor a wide mercy too extensive for thee. Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and the west, for all is thine. Climb to Pisgah's top and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all thine own. There is not a brook of living water of which thou mayst not drink. If the land floweth with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are thine. Be thou bold to believe, for He hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." In this promise, God gives to his people everything. " I will never leave thee." Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is He mighty? He will show Himself strong on the behalf of them that trust Him. Is He love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing in the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven which is contained in this text-----"I will never leave thee or forsake thee."

{Taken from Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotionals}

After I mentioned that same thought yesterday, and when I read this today, it blessed me! I am so thankful that as He spoke and was faithful to the greatest of saints, Abraham, Moses, Issac, that I am no different as far as receiving his promises just as they! I am so thankful that in that promise holds the fullness of His Deity and it is personally for me and I can engage in His wealth of grace, mercy, love and all that I will ever need, and its for each one that is His by grace, that no matter where in this life or in the eternity of being with Him, He will never forsake or leave me!

I saw something this morning......buds on Joel's tree. Life! Hope your looking for "things," He is everywhere!


sarahdodson said...

What good, promising words! I really enjoy Spurgeon's writings- thanks for sharing.

Teena said...

yes such wonderful words. He is faithful. His mercy and grace carries me....

yes... His gifts are all around us.

Love reading here... such encouragement...

Much love,