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“Do You Understand What You Read?” – C.H. Spurgeon

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

c-spurgeon-2Do You Understand What You Read?” Acts 8:30

“We would be abler teachers of others, and less liable to be carried about by every wind of doctrine–if we sought to have a more intelligent understanding of the Word of God. As the Holy Spirit, the Author of the Scriptures, is He who alone can enlighten us rightly to understand them, we should constantly ask His teaching, and His guidance into all truth.

When the prophet Daniel would interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, what did he do? He set himself to earnest prayer that God would open up the vision. The apostle John, in his vision at Patmos, saw a book sealed with seven seals which none was found worthy to open, or so much as to look upon. The book was afterwards opened by the Lion of the tribe of Judah; but it is written first, “I wept much!” The tears of John, which were his liquid prayers, were, so far as he was concerned, the sacred keys by which the sealed book was opened!

Therefore, if, for your own and others’ profiting, you desire to be “filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,” remember that prayer is your best means of study! Like Daniel, you shall understand the dream, and the interpretation thereof–when you have sought unto God; and like John you shall see the seven seals of precious truth unloosed–after you have wept much.

Stones are not broken, except by an earnest use of the hammer; and the stone-breaker must go down on his knees. Use the hammer of diligence, and let the knee of prayer be exercised–and there is not a stony doctrine in Scripture, which is useful for you to understand, which will not fly into shivers under the exercise of prayer and faith! You may force your way through anything–with the leverage of prayer. Prayer is the lever which forces open the iron chest of sacred mystery, that we may get the treasure hidden within! So shall you grow healthy, strong, and happy in the divine life!” (Charles Spurgeon)

A Portion For Each Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

c-spurgeon-2Posted in Writers Of The Past on “The Master’s Pottery Shop”

(Charles Spurgeon)

“Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes–and he dined regularly in the presence of the king of Babylon for the rest of his life. As for his allowance, a regular allowance was given to him by the king, a portion for each day, for the rest of his life.” 2 Kings 25:29-30

Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king’s palace with a ’supply’ to last him for months–but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really needs. We do not need tomorrow’s portion; for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are as yet unborn. The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June–does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet. If we have enough for each day as the days arrive–we shall never know want. Sufficient for the day–is all that we can enjoy.

We cannot eat or wear more than the day’s supply of food and clothing. Any surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveler–but a bundle of staffs is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast–but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy. Enough is all that we should expect–a craving for more than this, is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more–we should be content with His daily allowance.

Jehoiachin’s case is ours–we have . . .
  a sure portion;
  a portion given to us by the King;
  a gracious portion;
  and a perpetual portion.
Here is surely ground for thankfulness.

Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace–you need a daily supply. You have no store of grace. Day by day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance–that a daily portion is provided for you. In the Word, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God–you shall receive renewed grace and strength. In Jesus, all needful things are laid up for you. Never go hungry–while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy! Enjoy your continual allowance!

“Give us each day–our daily bread.” Luke 11:3

“As your days–so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:25

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (A-B)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-spurgeon-smaller-version-3C. H. Spurgeon – Anxiety

  1. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. I do not know any subject that so much depresses me, humbles me, and lays me in the dust, as the thought of my omissions. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Bible

  1. The Bible is a vein of pure gold, unalloyed by quartz or any earthly substance. This is a star without a speck, a sun with a blot, a light without darkness, a moon without it’s paleness, and a glory without a dimness. O Bible! It cannot be said of any other book that it is perfect and pure, but of the Bible we can declare that all wisdom is gathered up in it without a particle of folly.- Charles Spurgeon
  2. This is the judge that ends the strife where wit and reason fail. This is the Book untainted by any error, but is pure, unalloyed, perfect truth. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. There is grace for the man who quits his sin, but there is tribulation and wrath upon every man who continues in evil. “If you do not turn, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.” The gospel is all tenderness to the repenting, but all terror to the obstinate offender. It has pardon for the very chief of sinners, and mercy for the vilest of the vile, if they will forsake their sins. But it is according to our gospel that if a person goes on in his iniquity, he shall be cast into hell, and he that believes not shall be damned. With deep love to the souls of men, I bear witness to the truth that he who does not turn with  repentance and faith to Christ, shall go away into punishment as everlasting as the life of the righteous. - Charles Spurgeon

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Quotes By Charles Spurgeon ( C)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

c-spurgeon-2C. H. Spurgeon – Character

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  - Charles Spurgeon

Everything is a trifle to a man who is a Christian except the glorifying of Christ.  - Charles Spurgeon

No one knows who is listening; say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.  - Charles Spurgeon

Of two evils, choose neither.  - Charles Spurgeon

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.  - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Character Lack Thereof

Your reputation may be dead and buried, but if you have not killed it by your own conduct, it will have a resurrection; and when it rises again it will be much more fair and beautiful than it was before. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him, for he will do the justice in due time for thou art his own, and he will not forget thee.  - Charles Spurgeon

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.  - Charles Spurgeon

Our infirmities of judgment are aggravated by our imperfections of character, and by our walking at a distance from God.  - Charles Spurgeon

Sirs, as far as you can, you do kill God, for you put him out of your thoughts, you make nothing of him, and what is that but the crucifixion of God? You despise him so much that his presence has no effect upon you.  - Charles Spurgeon

The dog hole of selfishness can never afford you any comfort. When the first and last concern of a man is simply his own feelings, or his own enjoyment, he cannot get any good feelings or any enjoyment either.  - Charles Spurgeon

Psalm 1:4 “Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.”  Here is the character of the wicked– “they are like chaff,” intrinsically worthless, dead, unserviceable, without substance, and easily carried away. Here, also, mark the doom of the wicked– “that the wind blows away;” death will hurry them with its terrible blast into the fire in which they will be utterly consumed. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Christ

Oh, how precious is Christ! How can it be that I have thought so little of Him? How can I ever go abroad for joy and comfort when He is so full, so rich, so satisfying? Ask Him to set you as a signet upon His finger and as a bracelet upon His arm. The sparrow has made a house, and the swallow a nest for herself; so too would I make my nest, my home, in You. Never from you may the soul of Your turtle dove go forth again, but may I nestle close to You, Jesus, my true and only rest. - Charles Spurgeon

As all rivers run into the sea, so all our delights center in our Beloved! The glances of His eye outshine the sun! The beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest flowers! No fragrance is like the breath of His mouth! Gems of the mine, and pearls from the sea are worthless things compared to His preciousness! No one can compute the value of “God’s indescribable gift.” (2Cor. 9:15) Words cannot depict the preciousness of the Lord Jesus Christ to His people, nor can they fully tell how essential He is to their satisfaction and happiness! As the river seeks the sea, so Lord Jesus, I seek You! O let me find You and melt my life into Yours forever! - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Christians

There is not a spider hanging on the wall that doesn’t have an errand; there is not a weed growing in the corner of the church lot that doesn’t have a purpose; there is not a single insect fluttering in the breeze that does not accomplish some divine decree. And I will never believe that God created any man, especially any Christian man, to be a blank, and to be a nothing.  - Charles Spurgeon -

We are all at times unconscious prophets.  - Charles Spurgeon

We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple gospel.  - Charles Spurgeon

We are not what we ought to be, we are not what we want to be, we are not what we shall be. But we are something very different from what we used to be.  - Charles Spurgeon

We have a large class of poor creatures, who, while not discontent with others, are discontent with themselves. They are not what they like to be, and they are not what they wish to be, and they don’t feel as they should feel, and they don’t think as they would like to think. They are always plunging their finger into their own eyes, because they cannot see as well as they wish, always ripping up the wounds they have, making themselves miserable in order that they may be happy, and at last, crying themselves into an inconsolable state of misery, they acquire a habit of mourning, until that mourning seems to be the only bliss they know.  - Charles Spurgeon

The sound Christian is like a rock, if he is thrown into the pool of false doctrine, he may be wetted by it, but he does not receive it into his inner self. Whereas the unsound professor is like a sponge, he sucks it all in greedily, and retains what he absorbs. - Charles Spurgeon

Living in the Light of God -Give me the support of God, and I can easily bear the insults of men. Let me lay my head on the chest of Jesus, and I will not fear the interruptions of care and trouble. If my God will forever give me the light of His smile, and a glimpse of His blessing–it is enough. Come on enemies, persecutors, demons, yes, the Devil himself, for “the Lord God is my sun and shield.” Gather, you clouds, and surround me, I carry a Sun within me; blow, wind of the frozen north, I have a fire of living coal within me; yes, death, kill me, but I have another life–a life in the light of God’s countenance. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Churchism

Is it not proven beyond all disputes that there is no limit to the enormities which men will commit when they are once persuaded that they are keepers of other men’s consciences? To spread religion by any means, and to crush heresy by all means is the practical inference from the doctrine that one man may control another’s religion. Given the duty of a state to foster someone form of faith, and by the sure inductions of our nature slowly but certainly persecution will occur. To prevent forever the possibility of Papists roasting Protestants, Anglicans hanging Romish priests, and Puritans flogging Quakers, let every form of state-churchism be utterly abolished, and the remembrance of the long curse which it has cast upon the world be blotted out for ever.  – The Inquisition – The Sword and the Trowel.  - Charles Spurgeon 

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (D-E)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-20C. H. Spurgeon – Damnation

  1. It is the will of God that saves. It is the will of man that damns. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon –Death –( Christ’s)

  1. Jesus poured out his soul in life before he poured it out unto death.- Charles Spurgeon
  2. “The greatest conquerors have only been death’s slaughtermen, journeymen butchers working in his shambles. War is nothing better than death holding carnival, and devouring his prey a little more in haste than is his common practice. Death has done the work of an enemy to those of us who have as yet escaped his arrows. Those who have lately stood around a new-made grave and buried half their hearts can tell you what an enemy death is. It takes the friend from our side, and the child from our bosom- neither does it care for our crying. He has fallen who was the pillar of the household; she has been snatched away who was the brightness of the hearth. The little one is torn out of its mother’s bosom though its loss almost breaks her heartstrings; and the blooming youth is taken from his father’s side though the parent’s fondest hopes are thereby crushed. Death has no pity for the young and no mercy for the old; he pays no regard to the good or to the beautiful; his scythe cuts down sweet flowers and noxious weeds with equal readiness. He comes into our garden, tramples down our lilies and scatters our roses on the ground; yes, and even the most modest flowers planted in the corner- and hiding their beauty beneath the leaves that they may blush unseen, death spies out even these, and cares nothing for their fragrance, but withers them with his burning breath. He is your enemy indeed, you fatherless child, left for the pitiless storm of a cruel world to beat upon, with none to shelter you. He is your enemy, O widow, for the light of your life is gone, and the desire of your eyes has been removed with a stroke. He is your enemy, husband, for your house is desolate and your little children cry for their mother of whom death has robbed you.” - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon Divine Things:

  1. High Proficiency in Divine Things There must be in our religion fair proportion of believing, thinking, understanding, and discerning. But there must be also the preponderating influences of Feeling, Loving, Delighting, and Desiring. That religion is worth nothing which has no dwelling in man but in his brain! To love Jesus much is to be wise. To grow in affection is to grow in knowledge, and to increase in tender attachment is to be making High Proficiency in Divine Things. - Charles Spurgeon  

C. H. Spurgeon – Dying

  1. Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least, matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living—that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. Our places will be empty soon. Cheer the aged, console the desponding; help the poor, for they will soon be beyond your reach. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. Show me the business man or institution not guided by sentiment and service; by the idea that “he profits most who serves best” and I will show you a man or an outfit that is dead or dying. - Charles Spurgeon
  4. To be prepared to die is to be prepared to live. To be ready for eternity is in the best sense to be ready for time. Who is so fit to live on earth as the man who is fit to live in heaven? - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Elect

  1. In the very beginning, when this great universe was in the mind of God, like unborn forests in a cup of acorns; long before the echoes walked in the quiet solitudes; before the mountains were brought forth; and long before the light flashed through the sky, God loved His chosen men and women. Before there were men and women–when the heavens were not yet fanned by an angel’s wing; when space itself did not an exist; when there was nothing but God alone; even then, in that loneliness of Deity, and in that deep quiet and depth, His heart moved for His chosen ones. Their names were written on His heart, and they became dear to His soul. For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14. - Charles Spurgeon

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (F)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-51C. H. Spurgeon – Faith

  1. Some men of little faith are perpetually enshrouded with fears; their faith seems only strong enough to enable them to doubt. – Charles Spurgeon 
  2. I will speak very broadly and plainly, and say we need a bread-and-cheese faith, that is to say– a faith which believes that God who feeds the ravens will send us our daily bread; a faith which believes that the heavenly Father who clothes the lilies, will much more clothe his children; the faith that can believe God about the things that are actually around it, and that does not live in the region of fiction. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. If religion be false, it is the basest imposition under heaven; but if the religion of Christ be true, it is the most solemn truth that ever was known! It is not a thing that a man dares to trifle with if it be true, for it is at his soul’s peril to make a jest of it. If it be not true it is detestable, but if it be true it deserves all a man’s faculties to consider it, and all his powers to obey it. It is not a trifle. Briefly consider why it is not. It deals with your soul. If it dealt with your body it were no trifle, for it is well to have the limbs of the body sound, but it has to do with your soul. As much as a man is better than the garments that he wears, so much is the soul better than the body. It is your immortal soul it deals with. Your soul has to live for ever, and the religion of Christ deals with its destiny. Can you laugh at such words as heaven and hell, at glory and at damnation? If you can, if you think these trifles, then is the faith of Christ to be trifled with. Consider also with whom it connects you—with God; before whom angels bow themselves and veil their faces. Is HE to be trifled with? Trifle with your monarch if you will, but not with the King of kings, the Lord of lords. Recollect that those who have ever known anything of it tell you it is no child’s play. The saints will tell you it is no trifle to be converted. They will never forget the pangs of conviction, nor the joys of faith. They tell you it is no trifle to have religion, for it carries them through all their conflicts, bears them up under all distresses, cheers them under every gloom, and sustains them in all labour. They find it no mockery. The Christian life to them is something so solemn, that when they think of it they fall down before God, and say, “Hold thou me up and I shall be safe.” And sinners, too, when they are in their senses, find it no trifle. When they come to die they find it no little thing to die without Christ. When conscience gets the grip of them, and shakes them, they find it no small thing to be without a hope of pardon—with guilt upon the conscience, and no means of getting rid of it. And, sirs, true ministers of God feel it to be no trifle. I do myself feel it to be such an awful thing to preach God’s gospel, that if it were not “Woe unto me if I do not preach the gospel,” I would resign my charge this moment. I would not for the proudest consideration under heaven know the agony of mind I felt but this one morning before I ventured upon this platform! Nothing but the hope of winning souls from death and hell, and a stern conviction that we have to deal with the grandest of all realities, would bring me here. – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Forgiveness

  1. God is more ready to forgive me than I am ready to offend. – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Freewill

  1. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will. – Charles Spurgeon
  2. Our Savior used no force; neither did he use any means which might enlist man’s lower nature on his side. – Charles Spurgeon
  3. Are men ever found naturally willing to submit to the humbling terms of the gospel of Christ? We declare, on Scriptural authority, that the human will is so desperately set on mischief, so depraved, and so inclined to everything that is evil, and so disinclined to everything that is good, that without the powerful, supernatural, irresistible influence of the Holy Spirit, no man ever will be constrained towards Christ. - Charles Spurgeon

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (G-H)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-spurgeon-smaller-version-31C. H. Spurgeon – Glory of God

  1. In nothing shall the glory of God be marred. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – God’s Gems

  1. You cannot see the beauty of certain gems unless you place them on black velvet. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – God’s Purposes

  1. When the book of God’s purposes shall be all unfolded in actual history there will be found no blots, mistakes and blunders there. He knows the end from the beginning and his purposes shall be fulfilled in every jot and tittle, and in nothing shall the glory of God be marred. Though Satan may be laughing now, and every now and then the men of the world may boast against the people of God, it shall not be so in the close of the affair. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Happiness

  1. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Heart

  1. All the water in the sea will not hurt the vessel one thousandth part as much as that which comes into it. Are you God’s servant or not? If you are, how can your heart be cold? - Charles Spurgeon
  2. He will not be a wise man who does not study the human heart. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Heaven

  1. Nothing can enter heaven which is not real; nothing erroneous, mistaken, conceited, hollow, professional, pretentious, insubstantial, can be smuggled through the gates. Only truth can dwell with the God of truth. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.- Charles Spurgeon
  3. Better go to heaven alone than to hell with a herd. - Charles Spurgeon 

C. H. Spurgeon – Hell

  1. Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stop, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. You and I can never imagine all the depths of hell. Shut out from us by a black veil of darkness, we cannot tell the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls. Happily, the wailings of the damned have never startled us, for a thousand tempests were but a maidens whisper, compared with one wail of a damned spirit. It is not possible for us to see the tortures of those souls who dwell eternally within an anguish that knows no alleviation. These eyes would become sightless balls of darkness if they were permitted for an instant to look into that ghastly shrine of torment.
    Hell is horrible, for we may say of it- eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man to conceive the horrors which God has prepared for them that hate him. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Holiness

  1.  The holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Human Soul

  1. There are three stages of the human soul in connection with Christ. The first is “without Christ.” This is the state of nature. The next is “in Christ.” This is the state of grace. The third is “with Christ.” That is the state of glory. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. There is no happiness comparable to a complete submergence of self into the glory of God. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Humility Or Lack Thereof

  1. Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth- Charles Spurgeon

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (I-L)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-20C. H. Spurgeon – Image of our Saviour

  1. What would Jesus do?” If you desire to know what you ought to do under any circumstances, imagine Jesus to be in that position and then think, “What would Jesus do? For what Jesus would do, that ought I to do.” That unties the knot of all moral difficulty in the most practical way, and does it so simply that no great wit or wisdom will be needed. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” - Charles Spurgeon
  2. I believe that our God is best praised in common things. He who molds a shoe with a right motive is praising God as much as the seraph who pours forth his celestial sonnet. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. You are the creature of the Almighty. In every vein and sinew and nerve of your body, there are traces of the Divine Embroiderer’s skill. Day by day you are a commoner at the table of divine bounty, a pensioner hour by hour upon the infinite mercy of God. You have nothing and are nothing but as God pleases. You owe all you have and all you are to him. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Justification

  1. It lies not in man’s right nor in man’s power truly to justify the guilty. This is a miracle reserved for the Lord alone. God, the infinitely just Sovereign, knows that there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not, and therefore, in the infinite sovereignty of His divine nature and in the splendor of His ineffable love, He undertakes the task, not so much of justifying the just as of justifying the ungodly. God has devised ways and means of making the ungodly man to stand justly accepted before Him: He has set up a system by which with perfect justice He can treat the guilty as if he had been all his life free from offence, yea, can treat him as if he were wholly free from sin. He justifieth the ungodly. – All of Grace. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Labels

  1. Don’t rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Life

  1. The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day. – Faith’s checkbook. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. When God looks at a man’s life, he sees infinitely more in it than the man ever saw in it himself, or that all his fellow creatures have seen. As when a man looks on a map and the whole of the country is before him, so does God look down upon our life as it is spread out for his inspection, and he sees it all at once. - Charles Spurgeon
  4. We cling with dreadful tenacity to this poor life, and the little pleasures which we foolishly call our all. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Limited Atonement

  1. I would rather believe a limited atonement that is efficacious for all men for whom it was intended, than a universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the will of men be added to it. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. I would rather go to heaven doubting all the way, than be lost through self-confidence. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. It’s a good thing God chose me before I was born, because he surely would not have afterwards. - Charles Spurgeon

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (M-N)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-171C. H. Spurgeon – Meditate on Christ

  1. I urge you to meditate on Christ, as a piece of scented substance that was perfumed in heaven. It does not matter what you have in your house; this shall make it like the fragrance like Paradise–shall make it smell like those breezesthat once blew through Eden’s garden, carrying the odor of flowers. Ah! there is nothing that can so console your spirits, and relieve all your distresses and troubles, as the feeling that now you can meditate on the person of Jesus Christ.
    - Charles Spurgeon    

C. H. Spurgeon – Mercy

  1. What a mercy it is that it is not your hold of Christ that saves you, but his hold of you! - Charles Spurgeon
  2. God helps those who cannot help themselves. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. Hell itself does not contain greater monsters of iniquity than you and I might become. Within the magazine of our hearts there is power enough to destroy us in an instant, if omnipotent grace did not prevent. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – (The) Mind

  1. Mind your till, and till your mind. Salt – Cellars- Charles Spurgeon
  2. A sense of satisfaction with yourself will be the death of your progress. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. - Charles Spurgeon
  4. Do not spare yourself and become self-satisfied; but on the other hand, do not slander yourself and sink into despondency. Your own opinion of your state is not worth much; ask the Lord to search you. - Charles Spurgeon
  5. Every Christian man has a choice between being humble and being humbled.  - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Nature

  1. Nature is a looking-glass in which I see the face of God.  - Charles Spurgeon
  2. I delight to gaze abroad, and “Look through nature, up to nature’s God.”  - Charles Spurgeon
  3. We may delight ourselves in the works of God, and find much pleasure therein, and get much advanced towards God himself by considering his works.  - Charles Spurgeon

With permission from Grace Gems

Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (P)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-5C. H. Spurgeon – Perseverance

  1. By perseverance the snail reached the ark. – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Prayer

  1. He who does not love sinners cannot pray a-right for them.Charles Spurgeon
  2. I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to him. – Charles Spurgeon
  3. If there be anything I know, anything that I am quite assured of beyond all questions, it is that praying breath is never spent in vain. – Charles Spurgeon
  4. Only that prayer which comes from our heart can get to God’s heart. – Charles Spurgeon
  5. Ten minutes praying is better than a year’s murmuring.- Charles Spurgeon
  6. The Christian should work as if all depended on him, and pray as if it all depended on God.Charles Spurgeon
  7. The more we pray, the more we shall want to pray. The more we pray, the more we can pray. The more we pray, the more we shall pray. He who prays little will pray less, but he who prays much will pray more. And he who prays more, will desire to pray more abundantly. – Charles Spurgeon
  8. The preacher who neglects to pray much must be very careless about his ministry. He cannot have comprehended his calling. He cannot have computed the value of a soul, or estimated the meaning of eternity. – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Preaching

  1. Only he is fit to preach who cannot avoid preaching, who feels that woe is upon him unless he preach the gospel. – Charles Spurgeon
  2. Personally, I have to bless God for many good books; I thank Him for Dr. Doddridge’s Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul; for Baxter’s Call to the Unconverted; for Alleine’s Alarm to Sinners; and for James’s Anxious Enquirer, but my gratitude most of all is due to God, not for books, but for the preached Word, — and that too addressed to me by a poor, uneducated man, a man who had never received any training for the ministry, and probably will never be heard of in this life, a man engaged in business, no doubt of a humble kind, during the week, but who had just enough of grace to say on the Sabbath, ‘Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.’. The books were good, but the man was better. The revealed Word awakened me; but it was the preached Word that saved me; and I must ever attach peculiar value to the hearing of the truth, for by it I received the joy and peace in which my soul delights. – Charles Spurgeon
  3. The things I preach are part and parcel of myself. I am sure that they are true. When I declare God’s truth, I claim infallibility not for myself, but for God’s Word. – Charles Spurgeon
  4. Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown! Spurgeon, “The Mustard Seed” Luke 13:18-19. I am sometimes afraid that we teachers may prepare our sermons and addresses too much, so as to make ourselves shine. – Charles Spurgeon
  5. If so, we are like the man who tried to grow potatoes; he never grew any, and he wondered much, “for,” said he, “I very carefully boiled them for hours.” Charles Spurgeon
  6. So, it is very possible to extract all the life out of the Gospel, and put so much of yourself into it that Christ will not bless it. – Charles Spurgeon
    Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown, hang on the lips of the earnest teacher of theGospel of Jesus. - Charles Spurgeon
  7. Preaching is not child’s play–it is not a thing to be done without labor and anxiety; it is solemn work; it is awful work, if you view it in its relation to eternity. When we think that when we speak to you, your salvation or damnation, in some measure, depends upon what we say- when we reflect that if we are unfaithful watchmen, your blood will God require at our hands- O, good God! When I reflect that I have preached to thousands in my lifetime, and have perhaps said many things I ought not to have said, it startles me, it makes me shake and tremble. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Providence

  1. The boundless stores of providence are engaged for the support of the believer. Christ is our Joseph, who has granaries full of wheat; but He does not treat us as Joseph did the Egyptians, for He opens the door of His storehouse and bids us call all the good therein our own. He has entailed upon His estate of Providence a perpetual charge of a daily portion for us, and He has promised that one day we shall clearly perceive that the estate itself has been well-farmed on our behalf and has always been ours. The axle of the wheels of the chariot of Providence is Infinite Love, and Gracious Wisdom is the perpetual charioteer. - Charles Spurgeon
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Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (R)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

c-spurgeon-2C. H. Spurgeon – Regeneration

  1. Every generation needs regeneration. – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Regeneration – False

  1. For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objections but the ground of quarrel. It is rather covert enmity which we have most cause to fear and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass — deadly to the incautious wayfarer.  – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Religion

  1. Heigh! Presto! I am sorry to say that there is much craftiness and trickery to be met with in the religious world.  Why, there are those who pretend to save souls by curious tricks, intricate maneuvers, and dexterous posture making. A basin of water, half-a-dozen drops, certain syllables and – Heigh! Presto! -the infant is a child of grace, and becomes a member of Christ, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven! This aqueous regeneration surpasses my belief. It is a trick which I do not understand-only the initiated can perform the beautiful piece of magic, which excels anything ever attempted by the wizards. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Road To Heaven

  1. All that befalls us on our road to heaven is meant to fit us for our journey’s end. Our way through the wilderness is meant to try us, and to prove us, that our evils may be discovered, repented of, and overcome and that thus we may be without fault before the throne at the last. We are being educated for the skies and for the assembly of the perfect. What we shall be does not yet appear because we are struggling up towards it.  – Charles Spurgeon
  2. Many a man has reached the summit of a life-long ambition and found it to be mere vanity. In gaining all he has lost all; wealth has come, but the power to enjoy it has gone; life has been worn out in the pursuit, and no strength is left with which to enjoy the game. It shall not be so with the man who lives by faith, for his chief joys are above, and his comfort lies within. To him God is joy so rich that other joy is comparatively flavorless.  – Charles Spurgeon
  3.  There is something for us to do in the wilderness, and so we are kept out of the heavenly garden for now.  – Charles Spurgeon

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Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-2C. H. Spurgeon – Salvation

  1. What we mean by salvation is this—deliverance from the love of sin, rescue from the habit of sin, setting free from the desire to sin.  – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Service

  1. In every well-ordered congregation there are seats emptied by holy service. Many Christians appear to think that their entire religious duty begins and ends with attending church, but no village station receives their ministry, no ragged school enjoys their presence, no street corner hears their voice— but their pew is filled with commendable constancy. We do not condemn such, yet we show them a more excellent way.  – Charles Spurgeon
  2. There are a few of us who could scarcely do more than we are doing of our own regular order of work, but there may yet be spare moments for little extra efforts of another sort which in the aggregate, in the run of a year, might produce a great total of real practical result. We must, like goldsmiths, carefully sweep our shops, and gather up the filings of the gold which God has given us in the shape of time. Select a large box and place in it as many cannon-balls as it will hold, it is after a fashion full, but it will hold more if smaller matters be found. Bring a quantity of marbles, very many of these may be packed in the spaces between the larger globes; the box is full now, but only full in a sense, it will contain more yet. There are interstices in abundance into which you may shake a considerable quantity of small shot, and now the chest is filled beyond all question, but yet there is room. You cannot put in another shot or marble, much less another cannon-ball, but you will find that several pounds of sand will slide down between the larger materials, and even then between the granules of sand, if you empty pondering there will be space for all the water, and for the same quantity several times repeated. When there is no space for the great there may be room for the little; where the little cannot enter the less can make its way; and where the less is shut out, the least of all may find ample room and verge enough.  – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Sin

  1. The sins of Disciples of Christ are a thousand times worse than the sins of unbelievers, because they sin against a gospel of love, a covenant of mercy, against a sweet experience and against precious promises.  – Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Sovereignty of God 

  1. Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his Throne.  – Charles Spurgeon
  2. Everything the Spirit of God does is substance, not shadow. The baseless fabric of a vision is the work of man.  – Charles Spurgeon
  3. The Lord Jesus fills out every type, figure, and character. Creation is too small a frame in which to hang his likeness. Human thought is too contracted, human speech too feeble, to set him forth to the full. He is inconceivably above our conceptions, inutterably above our utterances.  – Charles Spurgeon
  4. To know what men have already done is a light matter compared with knowing what men will yet do.  – Charles Spurgeon
  5. Men are microcosms, or little worlds. Each man has his distinct sphere, wherein he dwells apart. We are so many worlds, and no one world of man exactly overlaps another. You cannot completely know your fellowman.  – Charles Spurgeon
  6. How Spurgeon learned ‘sovereign grace’ Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in a single instant. Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of God.  – Charles Spurgeon
  7. I remember sitting one day in the house of God and hearing a sermon as dry as possible, and as worthless as all such sermons are, when a thought struck my mind- how did I come to be converted? I prayed, thought I. Then I thought how did I come to pray? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures. How did I come to read the Scriptures? Why, I did read them, and what led me to that? And then, in a moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of all, and that he was the author of faith; and then the whole doctrine opened up to me, from which I have not departed. - Charles Spurgeon
  8. Bring all you have and give it entirely unto God, and say, “There, Lord, I surrender all to you; do with me as you will; take away from me what you will; give me what you please; or withhold what you choose. I leave all in your hand; I can trust you entirely; I know you will make no mistake; I know you will not treat me harshly; I leave all to you; without word, or thought, or wish, I surrender all.” - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Study

  1. If a man would speak without any present study, he must study much.  – Charles Spurgeon

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Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (T)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-hadden-spurgeon-171C. H. Spurgeon – Teaching

  1. Do not begin to teach others until the Lord has taught you. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Temper

  1. A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon –Time – Wasted

  1. A man who does nothing never has time to do anything - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Trials

  1. As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. God will not have his people eat the fat and drink the sweet unless they are prepared to carry their burden and give a portion to others, as well as seek meat for themselves. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. If He bids us carry a burden, He carries it also. - Charles Spurgeon
  4. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.  - Charles Spurgeon
  5. The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. - Charles Spurgeon
  6. Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. - Charles Spurgeon
  7. Whenever you have much joy, be cautious; there is sorrow down the road. But when you have much sadness be hopeful; there is a joy on the way to you, be sure of that. Our blessed Lord reveals himself to his people more in the valleys, in the shades, in the deeps, than he does anywhere else. He has a way and an art of showing himself to his children at midnight, making the darkness light by his presence. - Charles Spurgeon
  8. The keenest grief’s cut a narrow but deep channel, and as they wear into the inmost soul they flow without noise. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Trust

  1. Live by the day—aye, by the hour. Put no trust in frames and feelings. Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement. Trust in God alone, and lean not on the needs of human help. Be not surprised when friends fail you; it is a failing world. Never count on immutability in man. - Charles Spurgeon

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Quotes By Charles Spurgeon (U-Z)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

charles-spurgeon-smaller-version-7C. H. Spurgeon – Wisdom

  1. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon – Word Of God

  1. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and depends with our years. - Charles Spurgeon
  2. The world is full of grinding poverty and crushing sorrow; shame and death are the portion of thousands, and it needs a great gospel to meet the dire necessities of people’s souls. - Charles Spurgeon
  3. Never, never neglect the Word of God – The Word will make your heart rich with truth, rich with understanding, and then your conversation, when it flows from your mouth, will be like your heart– rich, soothing, and sweet. Make your heart full of rich, generous love, and then the stream that flows from your hand will be just as rich and generous as your heart. - Charles Spurgeon
  4. Above all, get Jesus to live in your heart, and then out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water, more rich, more satisfying than the water of the well of Sychar of which Jacob drank. Oh! go, Christian, to the great mine of riches, and cry to the Holy Spirit to make your heart rich unto salvation. So shall your life and conversations be a boon to your fellow man; and when they see you, your face will be like an angel of God. Wise men will stand up when they see you, and men will give you reverence. - Charles Spurgeon 

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High Proficiency in Divine Things

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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By Charles Spurgeon – “LOVE’S LOGIC”

There must be in our religion fair proportion of believing, thinking, understanding, and discerning. But there must be also the preponderating influences of Feeling, Loving, Delighting, and Desiring.

That religion is worth nothing which has no dwelling in man but in his brain!

To love Jesus much is to be wise.

To grow in affection is to grow in knowledge, and to increase in tender attachment is to be
making High Proficiency in Divine Things.

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