MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon

June 23, 2014

Morning:

“Ephraim is a cake not turned.”   (Hosea 7:8)

A cake not turned is uncooked, dough, on one side.  It can be burned on the side nearest the fire.  Ephraim was in many respects untouched by divine grace, some partial obedience but much rebellion.  Is this so with me?  If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me!  I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides of the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed forever amid everlasting burnings.  Makes you really stop and think and pray and change for the better – NOW!

Evening:

“Waiting for the adoption.”  (Romans 8:23)

Even in this world saints are God’s children, but men cannot discover them to be so, except by certain moral characteristics; the adoption is not manifested, the children not yet openly declared.  We are not yet arrayed in the apparel which befits the royal family of heaven, but we know that “when He shall appear” we shall be like Him and we shall see Him as He is.  Be happy ad joyous as we wait for His promise!