Evening Devotion with Spurgeon – March 7

March 7 — Evening

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. {Psalms 118:8}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceDoubtless the reader has been tried with the temptation to rely upon the things which are seen, instead of resting alone upon the  invisible God. Christians often look to man for help and counsel, and mar the noble simplicity of their reliance upon their God. Does this evening’s portion meet the eye of a child of God anxious about temporals, then we would reason with him a while. You trust in Jesus, and only in Jesus, for your salvation, then why are you troubled? “Because of my great care.” Is it not written, “Cast your burden upon the Lord?” “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by your prayer and supplication make known requests to God.” Can you not trust God for temporals? “Ah! I wish I could.” If you cannot trust God for temporals, how dare you trust him for spirituals? Can you trust him for your soul’s redemption, and not rely upon him for a few lesser mercies? Is God not enough for your need, or is his all-sufficiency too narrow for your needs? Do you need another eye besides that of him who sees every secret thing? Is his heart faint? Is his arm weary? If so, seek another God; but if he is infinite, omnipotent, faithful, true, and all wise, why do you gad  about so much to seek another confidence?Why do you rake the earth to find another foundation, when this is strong enough to bear all the weight which you can ever build on it? Christian, do not mix your wine with water, do not alloy your gold of faith with the dross of human confidence.  Wait only upon God, and let your expectation be from him. Do not covet Jonah’s gourd, but rest in Jonah’s God. Let the sandy foundations of terrestrial trust be the choice of fools, but like one who foresees the storm, build for yourself an abiding place upon the Rock of Ages.

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Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce
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