Friday, December 22, 2017

Journaling the CSB Spurgeon Bible #6

Today marks SIX weeks since I received the Spurgeon Study Bible. I finished the Old Testament last week, and this week I finished the New Testament too.
When God glorifies his grace, he glorifies his whole character. Grace becomes a platform upon which all the perfections of deity exhibit themselves, and grace becomes a light which shines on all the rest; and they, albeit bright enough in themselves, seem to be doubly bright when they glow in its brilliance. Spurgeon Study Bible, Ephesians 1:6
As soon as we become Christians, we cannot hate anybody. It is utterly inconsistent with grace in the heart to harbor malice against others. Through our weakness we may be, and sometimes are, quick of temper and sharp--and this we ought to regret and mourn over--but to carry in our soul any enmity against others is contrary to the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. Spurgeon Study Bible, Ephesians 2:14
Jesus resides in our hearts, which is the center of our love, and then we know his love. He teaches us to love him, and as we learn the sweet lesson, we begin to know how Jesus loves us. We come to know him by personal acquaintance, by having Christ dwelling in us so that we see him, hear him, feel his touch, and enjoy his blessed company. This kind of knowledge is the most precious of all knowledge, whatever the subject may be. Spurgeon Study Bible, Ephesians 3:17
Adoration is the fullness, the height and depth, the length and breadth of praise. Spurgeon Study Bible, Ephesians 3:20-21
Sitting at the feet of Jesus must be succeeded by following in the footsteps of Jesus. Spurgeon Study Bible, Ephesians 5:1-2
It is a great truth that you will rise again. It is a sweeter truth that you will "always be with the Lord." Whatever else you draw comfort from, neglect not this deep, clear, and over-flowing well of delight. There are other sources of good cheer in connection with the glory to be revealed, for heaven is a many-sided joy, but still none can excel the glory of communion with Jesus Christ, wherefore comfort one another in the first place and most constantly, with these words, "So we will always be with the Lord." Spurgeon Study Bible, 1 Thessalonians 4:17
The more we pray, the more we rejoice. Prayer gives a channel to the pent-up sorrows of the soul; they flow away, and in their place streams of sacred delight pour into the heart... When joy and prayer are married, their firstborn child is gratitude. Spurgeon Study Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Enlarge your thoughts concerning the Lord Jesus. Think most highly of him. Extol him with your heart and with your tongue. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Our Father loves each of his children as if he had no others. We must peer into this abyss of love; plunge into this sea; dive into this depth unsearchable. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:5 
"Sharper than any double-edged sword." A sword with two edges has no blunt side; it cuts both this way and that. The Word of God is edge all over. It is alive in every part, and in every part keen to cut the conscience and wound the heart. Depend on it: not a verse in the Bible is superfluous or a chapter that is useless. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 4:12
We must keep going forward. There is no such thing in the Christian life as standing still, and we dare not turn back. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 6:3
If a man comes to God, he must leave his sins and his righteousness. He must leave both his bad works and his good ones. How do they come? They come by Jesus Christ. Do not consider that any will be heard and saved by God apart from the merits of his Son. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 7:25
God's pardon of sin is so complete that he himself describes it as not remembering our iniquity. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 8:12
The blood of Christ has been sprinkled on us; and, therefore, our standing before God is the standing of perfection. And we are always perfect, always fit to come to the throne of God, whatever our doubts, whatever our sins. I do not say this of our character. We come before God in our station not in our character; and, therefore, we may come as perfect people at all times. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 10:14 
The scars of suffering saints will shine like diamonds, and they that were most abused will be the brightest of the shining ones. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 10:35
Without faith we are without God, for God is only apprehended by faith. Without faith we are without hope, for a true hope can only spring out of a true faith. Without faith we are without Christ and, consequently, without a Savior. It would be infinitely better to be without eyes, without hearing, without wealth, without bread, without garments, without a home rather than to be without the faith that brings everything the soul requires. Without faith we are spiritually naked, poor, miserable, lost, condemned--and without a hope of escape. Spurgeon Study Bible, Hebrews 11:6
We live because he lives, and never is our life more joyous than when we look most steadily to him. Spurgeon Study Bible, Philippians 3:20-21
What a gracious God we serve, who makes delight to be a duty and who commands us to rejoice. Should we not at once be obedient to such a command as this? We should be cheerful--more than that, we should be thankful, and that we should rejoice. This word, "rejoice," is not only joy once, but it is joy over again, rejoice! We are to joy, and then we are to re-joy. We are to chew the cud of delight--we are to roll the dainty morsel under our tongue till we get the very essence out of it. Spurgeon Study Bible, Philippians 4:4
People who are most clear in their witness that salvation is by grace are also the people for whom sin is exceedingly sinful. Spurgeon Study Bible, 1 Timothy 1:15
Read and depend on the Spirit of God. Spurgeon Study Bible, 1 Timothy 4:13
If we live unto God, we will need to war a daily warfare and tread down the powers of death and hell. Spurgeon Study Bible, 1 Timothy 6:12
If the Holy Spirit is in us, we shall never trifle with the truth, and we shall press the doctrines of the Word of God and the Word of God, itself, nearer and nearer to our hearts in proportion as the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Timothy 1:14
The Holy Spirit's being with the gospel is the reason for its great power. It is not that truth alone is mighty and will prevail but that the Spirit of truth works mightily by it and causes it to subdue human minds. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Timothy 2:9
Fight with the devil. Resist the devil and make him flee, but never fight with the flesh. Run away from that. The only way to avoid the lust of the flesh is to stay out of its way. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Timothy 2:22-23
"Give yourself to reading." The person who never reads will never be read; the one who never quotes will never be quoted; those who will not use thoughts from the brains of others will prove that they have no brains of their own. What is true of ministry leaders is true for all Christians. We need to read. We must study as much as possible sound theological works and expositions of the Bible. We are persuaded that the best way to spend leisure time is to be either reading or praying. We may get much instruction from books that afterward we may use as a true weapon in our Lord and Master's service. Spurgeon Study Bible, 2 Timothy 4:13
Did Jesus Christ think salvation so important that he came from heaven to earth to work it out? Did he think the gospel so worthy that he spent his life proclaiming it? Did he think redemption so valuable that he shed his own precious blood to complete it? Then if I profess to believe these truths and yet am indifferent to them, do I not insult Christ by insinuating that there was no need for him to be in such dead earnest? Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 3:16
Nakedness was revealed to man by sin. But Christ has come and clothed us completely. The robes are white to indicate purity and as an emblem of triumph over every foe. Oh, how beautiful that righteousness of Christ will be when we stand clothed with it before the eternal throne of God. Our robes will be white because his robes were red. Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 7:9
Heaven will largely consist of expanded views of King Jesus and closer views of the glory that follows his sacrificial grief. We know too little of his glory. We scarcely know who he is that has befriended us. We hold the doctrine of his deification tenaciously, but in heaven we will perceive his Godhead in its truth so far as the finite can apprehend the infinite. We have known his friendship to us. But when we behold the King in his beauty in his own halls, and our eyes look into his royal countenance, and his face beams ineffable affection on each one of us, then we will find our heaven in his glory. Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 7:17
If God has made a covenant with us, it is not simply for today and tomorrow, or merely for this life, but forever and ever. Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 11:19
The death of Christ is the death of sin and the defeat of Satan; therefore, it is the life of our hope and the assurance of Christ's victory. We are to regard Satan as already literally and truly overcome through the death of the Lord Jesus. He is a vanquished enemy. By faith, let us grasp our Lord's victory as our own since he triumphed in our nature and on our behalf. His victory was the victory of all who are in Christ. Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 12:11
"No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth." Heaven is not the place to learn that song; it must be learned on the earth. We must learn here the notes of free grace and dying love. And when we have mastered their melody, we will be able to offer to the Lord the tribute of a grateful heart, even in heaven, and blend it with the eternal harmonies. Spurgeon Study Bible, Revelation 14:3

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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