MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon

October 9, 2014

Morning: “Able to keep you from falling.”  (Jude 24)

The road to heaven in some sense is very safe, but in other respects, also so dangerous, beset with difficulties.  A false step, a slippery path demonstrates how weak we are, we are mere children trembling taking our first steps in the walk of faith; our heavenly Father holds us by the arms or we should soon be down.  We have many enemies who try to push us down, lurk in ambush, trip us up and hurl us down.  Only an Almighty arm can preserve us and is engaged for our defense with patient power to watch over us day by day.  This morning and each day, we may cherish a firm belief in our perfect safety and have joyful confidence.

Evening:  “But He answered her not  word.”  (Matthew 15:23)

Genuine seekers who as yet have not obtained the blessing, may take comfort from the story before us.  The Savior did not at once bestow the blessing, even though the woman had great faith in Him and He said, “O woman, great is thy faith.”  Although faith brings peace, it does not always bring it instantaneously; there may be certain reasons calling for trial of faith rather than the reward of faith.  Many in waiting upon the Lord find immediate delight, but this is not the case with all; even so, believe in the love of His heart and do not give up seeking and trusting Him.  This evening sleep well with this assurance.