Posted by: the watchmen | December 11, 2007

CH Spurgeon_____December 11

The Watchmen

December 11-Morning {Daily Reading: #Tit 1:1-Phm 1:25} {Quick Study: #Phm 1-25}

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”

{#1Th 5:24}

Heaven is a place where we shall never sin; where we shall

cease our constant watch against an indefatigable enemy, because

there will be no tempter to ensnare our feet. There the wicked

cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. Heaven is the

“undefiled inheritance”; it is the land of perfect holiness, and

therefore of complete security. But do not the saints even on

earth sometimes taste the joys of blissful security? The

doctrine of God’s word is, that all who are in union with the

Lamb are safe; that all the righteous shall hold on their way;

that those who have committed their souls to the keeping of

Christ shall find him a faithful and immutable preserver.

Sustained by such a doctrine we can enjoy security even on

earth; not that high and glorious security which renders us free

from every slip, but that holy security which arises from the

sure promise of Jesus that none who believe in him shall ever

perish, but shall be with him where he is. Believer, let us

often reflect with joy on the doctrine of the perseverance of

the saints, and honour the faithfulness of our God by a holy

confidence in him.

May our God bring home to you a sense of your safety in

Christ Jesus! May he assure you that your name is graven on his

hand; and whisper in your ear the promise, “Fear not, I am with

thee.” Look upon him, the great Surety of the covenant, as

faithful and true, and, therefore, bound and engaged to present

you, the weakest of the family, with all the chosen race, before

the throne of God; and in such a sweet contemplation you will

drink the juice of the spiced wine of the Lord’s pomegranate,

and taste the dainty fruits of Paradise. You will have an

antepast of the enjoyments which ravish the souls of the perfect

saints above, if you can believe with unstaggering faith that

“faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”

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