“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them.” -John 17:22
Behold the superlative liberality of the Lord Jesus, for he hath given us his all. Although a tithe of his possessions would have made a universe of angels rich beyond all thought, yet was he not content until he had given us all that he had. It would have been surprising grace if he had allowed us to eat the crumbs of his bounty beneath the table of his mercy; but he will do nothing by halves, he makes us sit with him and share the feast. Had he given us some small pension from his royal coffers, we should have had cause to love him eternally; but no, he will have his bride as rich as himself, and he will not have a glory or a grace in which she shall not share. He has not been content with less than making us joint heirs with himself, so that we might have equal possessions. He has emptied all his estate into the coffers of the Church, and hath all things common with his redeemed. There is not one room in his house the key of which he will withhold from his people. He gives them full liberty to take all that he hath to be their own; he loves them to make free with his treasure, and appropriate as much as they can possibly carry. The boundless fulness of his all sufficiency is as free to the believer as the air he breathes. Christ hath put the flagon of his love and grace to the believerâ€™s lip, and bidden him drink on for ever; for could he drain it, he is welcome to do so, and as he cannot exhaust it, he is bidden to drink abundantly, for it is all his own. What truer proof of fellowship can heaven or earth afford?
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92)
I have the hard copy of Mr. Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening,” which gives a devotional for each morning and evening. It is my favorite.
It may also be found online here at the answersingenesis website. (It is also listed in my links.)
Close your eyes for a minute. Listen for the sandaled feet as the Lord walks down the halls of your heart. Can you hear, He is coming for you. He is saying, “Come and Dine.”
Awesome Manny. I did just as you suggested. What an unconditional love our Lord has for us.
Chris, And the Glory was just what I needed today. And how lovely to know I can sign up for a newsletter and more devotionals-I’ll find his book as well. It touched me immed at Andrew Murray’s did.
My husband has that now-I had read it for so many years-but now I look forward to getting a new one. Thank you.
and BTW was I overboard on my john 14 post?
I’m so glad you were blessed, as I was, by this. This devotional always seems to have the right verse for me each day.
I didn’t see your John 14 post. Where can I find it?