Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God.”
The fact that God knows all things brings no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with comfort and support. God is always thinking of us. He never turns aside his mind from us. We are always before his eyes. And this is precisely as we would want it, for it would be dreadful to exist for even a moment beyond the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, and far-reaching. They bring to us countless benefits. Therefore, it is a special delight to remember them.
The Lord has always thought about his people. He has provided their election in the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured. And he always will think about them so that their final perseverance will bring them safely to their final rest.
In all our wanderings, the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is fixed upon us. We never roam beyond the Shepherd’s eye. He sees every one of our sorrows; not a single hurt escapes him. In our work he notices our weariness and writes in his book all the struggles of his faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord surround us wherever we go and penetrate the innermost regions of our being. Not a nerve, tissue, valve or vessel of our body is uncared for; all the little people and little things of our little world are given great thought by our great God.
Dear reader, is this precious to you? Then hold onto it. Never be led astray by those philosophic fools who preach up an impersonal God and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord lives and thinks about us! This is a truth far too precious to be robbed of it. When a wealthy person cares for us, we have all that we need. But if the very King of kings cares for us, then all is truly well, and we can rejoice forevermore. [M&E]