Saturday, October 07, 2006

Spurgeon on Trust


Daily devotion from Spurgeon:

IN WHOM DO YOU TRUST?

Isaiah 36:5

Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian's answer, and see if it is yours. "In whom do you now trust?" "I trust," says the Christian, "in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that He has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust Him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to His own house where there are many rooms. I trust the Son. He is very God of very God-the man Christ Jesus. I trust in Him to take away all my sins by His own sacrifice and to clothe me with His perfect righteousness. I trust Him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before His Father's throne, and I trust Him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust Him for what He is, for what He has done, and for what He has promised still to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit-He has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust Him to drive them all out; I trust Him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness. I trust Him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me completely, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light forever."
What blessed trust-to trust Him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never weaken, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be overruled, and whose perfect goodness can never be impaired! You are happy, reader, if this trust is yours! So trusting, you will enjoy sweet peace now and glory later, and the foundation of your trust will never be removed.
1 Job 13:15 2 Romans 5:3-4

2 Comments:

At 1:57 AM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

This is so powerful, Candy. There is so much about this post that I love. In particular I love these words:
What blessed trust-to trust Him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never weaken, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be overruled, and whose perfect goodness can never be impaired! You are happy, reader, if this trust is yours! So trusting, you will enjoy sweet peace now and glory later, and the foundation of your trust will never be removed.

These words fit in completely with our church serive today in which we were reminded that our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. We have a very certain future and experience great love, grace and faithfulness. It's amazing.

I love this post.

 
At 2:14 AM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

These verses you cite are also so powerful:

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;
I will surely [a] defend my ways to his face.

I have felt like this before. It's really hard. But it was comforting - in a hard kind of way - to know that the words of Romans 5:3-4 are also true:

3Not only so, but we[a] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope.

I love this post so much I had to link to it. Go well, Candy. Thank you for the encouragement and hope you offer as a sister in Christ! I appreciate it.

 

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