Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– October 25
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“The truth that lives in us, and shall be with us forever.”
—2 John 2
If the truth of God obtains an entrance into the human heart, it is able to bring the whole person under control, and no power, human or spiritual, can dislodge it. We don’t entertain it as a guest but as the master of the house; this is a Christian necessity. Anyone who doesn’t treat truth this way does not truly believe.
Those who feel the vital power of the gospel and know the might of the Holy Spirit as He opens, applies, and seals the Lord’s Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be torn away from the gospel of their salvation. A thousand mercies come to us in the assurance that the truth will be with us for ever. It will be our living support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal glory. Knowing this truth is the Christian’s privilege, and without it our faith would be of little worth.
Some truths we outgrow and leave behind because they are only basic lessons for beginners, but we can’t treat Divine truth this way. At the same time, it is sweet food for babies and the best cut of meat for grown men.
The truth that we are sinners continues to humble us and make us watchful; the blessed truth that “whoever believes on the Lord Jesus will be saved,” remains with us as our hope and joy. Experience, so far from loosening our hold of the doctrines of grace, has knit us to them more and more firmly; our grounds and motives for believing are now more strong, more numerous than ever, and we have reason to expect that it will be so until in death we clasp our Savior’s arm.
Wherever this love of truth is found, it must be matched with our love for others. We can’t draw a narrow circle around our affection for grace without having a communing heart. A lot of error can become mingled with the reception of truth. Let’s fight the error but still love our brother for the measure of truth we see in Him. Above all let us love, so that we spread the truth ourselves. [M&E]