MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon

May 28, 2014

Morning:  “Whom He justified, them He also glorified.”  (Romans 8:30)

This is precious truth for the believer, whether poor, in suffering or unknown.  Review your “calling” and the consequences that flow from it.  Trials shall end; wait awhile, the portals of heaven stand open for you.  If He has called you, nothing can divide you from His live.  Thou are secure; that voice that called you at first, shall call you again from earth to heaven. Rest assured, you shall soon be with the glorified; you are only waiting here to be made meet for the inheritance and then the angels shall take thee away to peace, joy and blessedness to rest for ever and ever.

Evening:  “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.”  (Lamentations 3:21)

Memory is frequently the bondslave of despondency, but it’s not necessary.  Jeremiah experienced deep humiliation of soul but with wisdom like a two-edged sword he first killed his pride with one edge and his despair with the other.  If believers would exercise their memories more wisely by: prayerfully raking the ashes of the past and finding light for the present, and turning to the book of truth and the throne of grace, then their candle would soon shine as before.  Remember and open the  volume of recollection which is so richly illuminated with memorials of mercy, and we shall soon be happy; memory may be chief among earthly comforters.