Sunday Meditation – Thou Art Forgiven

Sunday Meditation – Thou Art Forgiven

“Remember thy sin for a moment. Darest thou remember it? Hast thou remembered it? Then forget it, for God hast blotted it out. He has cast all thy sins behind his back. The depths have covered them; there is no one of them left. They sank like lead in the mighty waves of oblivion; and they shall never arise to condemn thee. Thou art forgiven. Perhaps thou wast a drunkard, a swearer, disobedient to parents, or unchaste; but whatever thy sin, the blood of Jesus has cleansed thee, and thou art whiter than the snow; and he has covered thee with the robe of his perfect righteousness, and thou art ‘accepted in the Beloved.’ Art thou not a man greatly beloved? I remember one who came creeping to the Savior’s feet, it was myself, black as night, condemned in my own conscience, and expecting to be driven to the place where hope could never come. I came to Christ wearing the weeds of mourning; but, in a moment, when I looked to Jesus, he put on me the garments of salvation. He took away my sin, and place a fair crown upon my head, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Blessed be his name!”

Charles Spurgeon

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Sunday Meditation – Under Another Master

Sunday Meditation – Under Another Master

“Once you loved sin; you could not have enough of it. Is it so now? Do you still delight in evil? For if you do, the love of God is not in you. Can you still put forth your hand to iniquity as you once did? Then do not pretend that Christ has done anything for you. If you are a believer, your sin may not be absolutely dead, but it is shut up for dead: it is fast held in the condemned cell. It may still breathe, but it is crucified with Christ. How it tugs to get its hands loose from the nails! How it struggles to get its feet down from the tree! But it cannot, for He that nailed it there knew how to drive nails, and how to fasten the offender to the tree. Do you begin to grow weary of iniquity? Is it distasteful and unpleasant to you? And when looking over the day you perceive where you have spoken unadvisedly or acted hastily, or in any other way soiled your character, do you feel as if you would fain wash out every spot with tears? If it be so, Christ has begun with you: He has come to shut up your sin, and to end its reign: it shall no more have dominion over you. It may be in you, but it shall not be on the throne: it may threaten you, but it shall not command you: it may grieve you, but it shall not destroy you. You are under another Master: you serve the Lord Christ.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Life Within You

Sunday Meditation – Life Within You

“If you believe in Christ, there is a life within you, like the life of God, which will never die; a life within you which will bring you to stand before the glorious throne of Christ, ‘without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.’ Do not, therefore, ever give up hope. Do not be staggered by what you may have to suffer here. In the midst of all the agony of the way, stay your heart upon God, and upon the gift he hath given you. ‘Lay hold on eternal life.’ If between here and heaven you could be burned as a martyr every day, it would be worth your while to bear it, laying hold on eternal life.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – His Infinite Fullness

Sunday Meditation – His Infinite Fullness

“A brother once remarked in prayer that none of us would let our spouse ask again and again for any good thing and refuse her; if it were in our power to give her anything under heaven we would feel it our greatest delight to do so; and shall the bride, the Lamb’s wife, find her husband less kind than we poor evil mortals are to our wives? No. If Christ’s church pleads with her own Husband, she cannot be refused. Depend upon it, her royal Husband will give her according to his infinite fullness.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Predestination

Sunday Meditation – Predestination

“Fate is a different doctrine altogether from predestination. Fate says the thing is and must be; so it is decreed. But the true doctrine is — God has appointed this and that, not because it must be, but because it is best that it should be. Fate is blind, but the destiny of Scripture is full of eyes. Fate is stern and adamantine, and has no tears for human sorrow; but the arrangements of Providence are kind and good. The greatest good for the greatest number, and the glory of God above all, are the ends that are therein subserved. Do not imagine that God has simply out of his own arbitrary will, determined this and that. He doeth as he wills, but he always wills to do that which is in conformity with his high and glorious nature. He never wills an unjust thing; he never wills a really unkind thing. All the appointments of his Providence, especially towards his people, are ruled in mercy, in tenderness, in love, and in wisdom, and all are conducive to their highest interest and their greatest happiness.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Sustained by His Grace

Sunday Meditation – Sustained by His Grace

“There are many men, I doubt not, who are true believers, and love their Saviour, who would tremble to come to the test of suffering. Imagine yourself my brother, taken to-day into some dark dungeon of the Inquistion; conceive that all the horrors of the dark ages are revived, you are taken down a long dark staircase, and hurried you know not whither, at last you come to a place, far deep in the bowels of the earth, and round about you see hanging on the walls the pincers, the instruments of torture of all kinds and shapes. There are two inquisitors there who say to you, ‘Are you prepared to renounce your heretical faith, and to return to the bosom of the church?’ I conceive my brethren and sisters, that you would have strength of mind and grace enough to say, ‘I am not prepared to deny my Saviour.’ But when the pincers began to tear the flesh, when the hot coals began to scorch, when the rack began to dislocate the bones; when all the instruments of torture were wreaking their hellish vengeance, unless the supernatural hand of God should be mightily upon you, I am sure that in your weakness you would deny your Master, and in the hour of your peril would forsake the Lord that bought you. True, the love of Christ in the heart, when sustained by his grace, is strong enough to bear us through; but I am afraid that with many of us here present, if we had no more love than we have now, we should come out from the inquisition miserable apostates from the faith.”

Charles Spurgeon

Sunday Meditation – Divine Love

Sunday Meditation – Divine Love

“One of the most delightful qualities of divine love is its abiding character. The pillars of the earth may be moved out of their places, but the kindness and the covenant of our merciful Jehovah never depart from His people. How happy my soul feels in a firm belief of this inspired declaration! The year is almost over, and the years of my life are growing few, but time does not change my Lord. New lamps are taking the place of the old; perpetual change is on all things, but our Lord is the same. Force over turns the hills, but no conceivable power can affect the eternal God. Nothing in the past, the present, or the future can cause Jehovah to be unkind to me. My soul, rest in the eternal kindness of the Lord, who treats thee as one near of kin. Remember also the everlasting covenant. God is ever mindful of it–see that thou art mindful of it too. In Christ Jesus the glorious God has pledged Himself to thee to be thy God and to hold thee as one of His people. Kindness and covenant-dwell on these words as sure and lasting things which eternity itself shall not take from thee.”

Charles Spurgeon