Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Year With Spurgeon #26

A Willing People and an Immutable Leader
Charles Spurgeon
“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”—Psalm 110:3.
The great anxiety we have is not whether Christ is king or not:—we know he is; he is the Lord of creation and of providence; our anxiety is about his subjects. Ofttimes do we ask, “O Lord, where shall we find thy subjects?” When we have preached to hard hearts, and prophesied to dry bones, our unbelief at times says, “Where shall we find children for Christ? Where shall we find people who will constitute the subjects of his empire?” Our fears are all put to rest by this passage: “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning;” and by the second promise, “Thou hast the dew of thy youth.” These thoughts are placed here to allay the anxieties of God’s believing people, and to let them see how Christ shall indeed be king, and never lack a multitude of subjects.
Here is a promise that Christ shall always have a people. In the darkest ages Christ has always had a church; and if darker times shall come, he will have his church still.
Well, beloved, do you see what encouragement this is to us in the propagation of our Master’s kingdom, that we are not preaching an old thing that is out of date, but a religion which has the dew of its youth upon it. The same religion which could save three thousand at Pentecost, can save three thousand now. I preach old doctrine, but it is as new as when it first came from heaven’s mint. The gospel has the same spirit attending it now, that it had when it was a young gospel.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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