Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“Do as you have said.”
—2 Samuel 7:25
God’s promises were never meant to be thrown aside as waste paper; he intended that they should be used. God’s gold is not miser’s money but is minted and made to be traded. Nothing pleases our Lord more than to see his promises put into circulation. He loves to see his children bring them up to him and say, “Lord, do as you have said.” We glorify God when we plead his promises. Faith lays hold upon God’s promise and does not delay, saying, “This is a precious promise, but I wonder if it’s true.” Instead, it goes straight to God’s throne and pleads, “Lord, here is what you have promised, ‘Do as You have said.” Our Lord replies, “May it be unto you according to your will.”
In fact, when a Christian grasps a promise, if he doesn’t take it to God, he dishonors him; but when he hurries to the throne of grace and cries, “Lord, there is no reason to listen to me— except for this, ‘You yourself have said it.'” It is then that our desires will be granted. Our heavenly Banker delights to cash his own checks. Never let the promise rust. Draw the word of promise out of its casing, and use it with holy violence.
And don’t think that God will be troubled by your persistently reminding him of his promises. He is more ready to hear than you are to ask. The sun does not weary of shining nor the fountain of flowing. It is God’s nature to keep his promises, so go at once to God’s throne and say, “Lord, do as you have said.” [M&E]