Tuesday, May 22nd - Morning

He led them forth by the right way. - Psalm 107:7

— Morning & Evening, with Charles Spurgeon Devotionals

Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire "Why is it thus with me?" I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide Thy face, and I am troubled. It was but yesterday that I could read my title clear; to-day my evidences are bedimmed, and my hopes are clouded. Yesterday I could climb to Pisgah's top, and view the landscape o'er, and rejoice with confidence in my future inheritance; to-day, my spirit has no hopes, but many fears; no joys, but much distress. Is this part of God's plan with me? Can this be the way in which God would bring me to heaven? Yes, it is even so. The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God's method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter. These trials are for the testing and strengthening of your faith—they are waves that wash you further upon the rock—they are winds which waft your ship the more swiftly towards the desired haven. According to David's words, so it might be said of you, "so He bringeth them to their desired haven." By honour and dishonour, by evil report and by good report, by plenty and by poverty, by joy and by distress, by persecution and by peace, by all these things is the life of your souls maintained, and by each of these are you helped on your way. Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God's plan; they are necessary parts of it. "We must, through much tribulation, enter the kingdom." Learn, then, even to "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations."

"O let my trembling soul be still,
And wait Thy wise, Thy holy will!
I cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see,
Yet all is well since ruled by Thee."

 

Bible Verses about God’s Grace

Romans 6:14 (KJB) For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJB) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Matthew 5:48 (KJB) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Hebrews 7:18-19 (KJB) For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.  For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Galatians 2:16 (KJB) Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 3:2 (KJB) This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Galatians 3:24 (KJB) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.


Great Bible Verses about Grace

  • But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. –Galatians 5:18 (KJB)

  • Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: –Romans 3:24 (KJB)

  • For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. –John 1:17 (KJB) 

  • I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. –Galatians 2:21 (KJB)

  • For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. –Titus 2:11 (KJB)

  • But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. –2 Peter 3:18 (KJB)