Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– December 12
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“[God’s] ways are everlasting.”
What God has done at one time He will do again. Man’s ways are always changing, but God’s ways are everlasting. There are many reasons why this is true.
First, the Lord’s ways are the result of wise deliberation. He orders 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 in a way that He hasn’t foreseen.
His ways are the outgrowth of His unchangeable character, and in them His attributes are clearly seen. Unless the Eternal One Himself can undergo change, His ways, which are Himself in action, must remain forever the same. Is He eternally just, gracious, faithful, wise, and tender? Then, His ways must ever have the same qualities.
Not only will God never change from within, He can never be forced to change by outside forces. He is the embodiment of irresistible might. When Jehovah marches forth for the salvation of His people, who can stay His hand or say to Him, “What are You doing?”
But it is not might alone that gives Him such stability; God’s ways are the demonstration of eternal righteousness, and, therefore, can never pass away. Wrong breeds decay and involves ruin, but the true and the good have a vitality about them that doesn’t diminish with age.
Today, let’s go to our heavenly Father with confidence, remembering that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and for ever. In Him the Lord is ever gracious to His people. [M&E]