Posted by: the watchmen | December 11, 2007

CH Spurgeon__________December 12.

December 12-Morning {Daily Reading: #Heb 1:1-4:16} {Quick Study: #Heb 1:1-2:18}

“His ways are everlasting.” {#Hab 3:6}

What he hath done at one time, he will do yet again. Man’s

ways are variable, but God’s ways are everlasting. There are

many reasons for this most comforting truth: among them are the

following—the Lord’s ways are the result of wisedeliberation; he ordereth all things according to the

counsel of his own will. Human action is frequently the hasty

result of passion, or fear, and is followed by regret and

alteration; but nothing can take the Almighty by surprise, or

happen otherwise than he has foreseen. His ways are theoutgrowth of an immutable character, and in them the fixed

and settled attributes of God are clearly to be seen. Unless the

Eternal One himself can undergo change, his ways, which are

himself in action, must remain for ever the same. Is he

eternally just, gracious, faithful, wise, tender?—then his ways

must ever be distinguished for the same excellences. Beings act

according to their nature: when those natures change, their

conduct varies also; but since God cannot know the shadow of a

turning, his ways will abide everlastingly the same. Moreover

there is no reason from without which could reverse the divine

ways, since they are the embodiment of irresistible might.

The earth is said, by the prophet, to be cleft with rivers,

mountains tremble, the deep lifts up its hands, and sun and moon

stand still, when Jehovah marches forth for the salvation of his

people. Who can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

But it is not might alone which gives stability; God’s ways are

the manifestation of the eternal principles of right, and

therefore can never pass away. Wrong breeds decay and involves

ruin, but the true and the good have about them a vitality which

ages cannot diminish.

This morning let us go to our heavenly Father with

confidence, remembering that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,

today, and for ever, and in him the Lord is ever gracious to

his people.

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