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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Triumphant Power Of Life Over Death

Mark 16:6  And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
 

Further, that stone became the symbol of the mighty, triumphant power of life over death.

We are so familiar with phrases like that that perhaps they have lost their point; but is not God constantly solving our problems along this very line?

We are looking for things to happen, and yet all the time the power of His risen life is silently working and solving so many problems.

We look back and remember how often we felt that we could not go on any longer, that we could not survive very much more, that we were at the end of our resources...

The situation was really beyond us, and some tremendous thing had to happen.

The tremendous thing we expected did not happen.

The fact is that we are going on today after many such an experience of trial and helplessness;

We have quietly been kept going on, and we are going on; we are not yet submerged and overwhelmed and put out.

That is the miracle of His Divine life silently solving the problem, dealing with so many things that seem to say, Death, an end!

The power of His resurrection is the answer to many of our problems.

We look for acts; He proceeds along the silent course of life, the mighty power of life overcoming death.

 It was not possible says the Word, that he should be holden of it (death) (Acts 2:24).

They were saying, 'It is impossible for us to deal with this stone, this situation!' 

He was saying, 'It is not possible for death to hold Me'.

There are two ways of viewing the impossible. Everything depends upon where you put the impossibility - on the thing or on God.

The things which are not possible with men are possible with God (Matt. 19:26).

And He answers these impossible things in the normal way - for it is the normal way;

The abnormal would be by signs and wonders and extraordinary happenings: demonstrations to our senses;

But the normal way in the Christian life is the way of the continuous transcendence of His life over the working of death. 

That miracle is far more general than we recognize.

You have to live your life and do your work in a sphere of spiritual death where everything is against spiritual life, and there is nothing to support you at all...

And yet you go on there in the Lord, and are not swallowed up, engulfed and destroyed by that atmosphere and by those conditions.

That is the miracle of Divine life working silently.

Yours, then, is a life - as is the life of everyone - set in the presence of the great stone of death, spiritual death.

We know it, and yet we are preserved alive spiritually and we go on.

That is the great miracle. It is the miracle of every day.

That is the testimony that God raised Him from the dead. 

~T. Austin Sparks~

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seekers, Finders

We need our GOD; He is to be had for the seeking, and He will not deny Himself to any one of us if we personally seek His face. 

It is not if thou deserve Him, or purchase His favor, but merely if thou "seek" Him.

Those who already know the LORD must go on seeking His face by prayer, by diligent service, and by holy gratitude: to such He will not refuse His favor and fellowship.

Those who, as yet, have not known Him to their souls' rest should at once commence seeking and never cease till they find Him as their Savior, their Friend, their Father, and their GOD. 

What strong assurance this promise gives to the seeker! "He that seeketh findeth."

You, yes you, if you seek your GOD shall find Him.

When you find Him you have found life, pardon, sanctification, preservation, and glory.

Will you not seek, and seek on, since you shall not seek in vain' Dear friend, seek the LORD at once.

Here is the place, and now is the time. Bend that stiff knee; yes, bend that stiffer neck, and cry out for GOD, for the living GOD. 

In the name of Jesus, seek cleansing and justification. You shall not be refused.

Here is David's testimony to his son Solomon, and it is the writer's personal witness to the reader.

Believe it and act upon it, for Christ's sake.

~Charles Spurgeon~

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beware Of Spiritual Deterioration!

Jdg 16:20  And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.

Beware of unconscious deterioration!

Grey hairs may be here and there upon us without our knowing it.

The LORD may be gone out on feet so noiseless, that we are not aware that His Spirit has glided along the corridor, and through the doorway, whispering, Let us depart.

Deterioration is unconscious because it is so gradual.

The rot that sets in on autumn fruit is very gradual. The damp that silences the violin or piano does its work almost imperceptibly.

Satan is too knowing to plunge us into some outrageous sin at a bound.

He has sappers and miners engaged long before the explosion, in hollowing subterranean passages through the soul, and filling them with explosives.

Spiritual declension blunts our sensibility.

The first act of the burglar is to gag the voice that might alarm, and poison the watch-dog.

So, sin blinds our eyes, and dulls our keen alertness to the presence of evil.

Thus, the stages of our relapse are obvious to all eyes but our own.

We are drugged as we are being carried off captives.

The progress of evil within us is a matter of unconsciousness, largely because we are quick to discover reasons to justify our decadence.

We gloze over the real state of affairs. We call sins by other names.

We insist on considerations which in our eyes appear to justify our conduct.

We still attend to our religious duties, and try to persuade ourselves that it is with us as in times past.

To avoid deterioration we must ever watch and pray, and realize that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost.

Then shall the peace of GOD as a sentry guard our hearts and our thoughts in Christ Jesus.

~F. B. Meyer~

Monday, August 10, 2015

He Lowers To Raise

All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made poor, and let me as heartily praise Him. 

When we go down in the world, it is of the LORD, and so we may take it patiently: when we rise in the world, it is of the LORD, and we may accept it thankfully.

In any case, the LORD hath done it, and it is well.

It seems that Jehovah's way is to lower those whom He means to raise and to strip those whom He intends to clothe.

If it is His way, it is the wisest and best way.

If I am now enduring the bringing low, I may well rejoice, because I see in it the preface to the lifting up.

The more we are humbled by grace, the more we shall be exalted in glory.

That impoverishment which will be overruled for our enrichment is to be welcomed.

O LORD, Thou has taken me down of late and made me feel my insignificance and sin.

It is not a pleasant experience, but I pray Thee make it a profitable one to me.

Oh, that Thou wouldst thus fit me to bear a greater weight of delight and of usefulness; and when I am ready for it, then grant it to me, for Christ's sake! 

Amen.

~Charles Spurgeon~

Friday, August 7, 2015

PRESS ON!


Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 

Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The LORD desires us to go on. Sometimes going on means loneliness in going on where others cannot go with us. 

That means a price is bound up with obedience.

It may mean a big break, a big change. 

It is the challenge of whether we are adjustable before the LORD.

Our adjustability is the proof of our utterness for the LORD.

That proof being there, the LORD is able to bring us on into all His thought.

Let us remember always that we shall never get to a place while we are here where there is not some higher level and some greater fullness of Christ.

There will always be yet another step, and perhaps another after that, higher on.

Let us have our hearts set upon reaching all. 

The LORD will so graduate things as to make the challenge not too severe.

He takes us a step at a time, and He does not want us to take six steps at a bound, or to contemplate six steps at a time.

He shows us our next step, and that is all we have to be concerned about now.

The other steps will come at the right time. 

Every step prepares us for the next.

Very often our lives are like mountain climbing. You see from below to a certain height, and that seems to be the top, and you make for it. 

And when you get to it, you see a little further on that there is another top.

You think that must be the very top, and so you make for it, and when you get to it there is something still further.

You never do seem to get to the top! But we shall arrive at last.

The LORD hides the other things and says: Now, that is your next step; obey that and fuller revelation will come after that.

Those of us who look back and see how terrible a thing it would have been if the LORD had shown us at one time all that to which we have been brought, know that if we had seen it all at one time, we could not have gone on.

We see that He brought us by stages, and today we are not ungrateful for the price paid, in view of the measure of Christ which we enjoy and the greater fullness of revelation.

Let us ask the LORD to put into us the spirit of His servant: Not that I have already obtained it... but one thing I do... I press on....

~T. Austin Sparks~

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Blessing Of The Lion

1Sa 17:34  And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

It is a source of inspiration and strength to come in touch with the youthful David, trusting GOD.


Through faith in GOD he conquered a lion and a bear, and afterwards overthrew the mighty Goliath. 

When that lion came to despoil that flock, it came as a wondrous opportunity to David.

If he had failed or faltered he would have missed GOD'S opportunity for him and probably would never have come to be GOD'S chosen king of Israel. "And there came a lion."

One would not think that a lion was a special blessing from GOD; one would think that only an occasion of alarm.

The lion was GOD'S opportunity in disguise. Every difficulty that presents itself to us, if we receive it in the right way, is GOD'S opportunity.

Every temptation that comes is GOD'S opportunity.

When the "lion" comes, recognize it as GOD'S opportunity no matter how rough the exterior.

The very tabernacle of GOD was covered with badgers' skins and goats' hair; one would not think there would be any glory there.

The Shekinah of GOD was manifest under that kind of covering. May GOD open our eyes to see Him, whether in temptations, trials, dangers, or misfortunes.

~C. H. P.~

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jesus Knew Who Would Betray Him

John 13:18-22. Christ foretells that one of the twelve shall betray him.

The Lord Jesus had just given his disciples a proof of his love by washing their feet.


Now he gave them a proof of his omniscience. He showed them that he knew all things, by foretelling who should betray him.

Had he intended to convince them at that moment of his wisdom, he would have revealed the past secrets of their lives, as he once had done to the woman of Samaria.


He told her so much of her past life, that she said to her townsmen, "Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did."

But on this occasion he sought rather to strengthen the disciples' faith in a trying hour that was approaching.

He knew that the betrayal of Judas would tend to shake their faith.

He knew that they might be tempted to think..."If our Master were the Son of GOD, he would have known that Judas sought to betray him, and he would have hid himself in some secret retreat."

Therefore he told them beforehand; as he said, "Now I tell you before it comes, that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I am he."

For the same reason he has foretold many events that are now coming to pass.


He has declared, "Many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another."

Whenever hypocrites are detected, instead of being staggered by the discovery, we ought to be confirmed in the faith, and to think, "Did not Jesus say that there should be many who would call him LORD, but who would work iniquity?"

Can we conceive what our feelings would be, if we could foresee what would befall those around us? 


How would our hearts be pained by the thought, "This dear brother will languish long under a tormenting disease. This beloved sister will lose the children that are now smiling on her knees."

But how much more should we be grieved, if we could foresee that some who seem to be faithful followers of Jesus would finally betray him, and perish forever.

What, then, must have been the feelings of the compassionate Savior, when he looked around and beheld the face of one who would soon plunge into the depth of crime, and sink into the abyss of misery! 

He was troubled in spirit, and testified, saying, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

He still grieves over the sorrows that he foresees.


When he looks down upon us, he sees the way that we shall take.

Among the guests at the sacramental table he can distinguish those who will sell their birthright, from those who will inherit his kingdom.

Those who do not love their Master, will not always follow him. 

Judas found it easy to walk with Jesus when an admiring throng tracked his steps; but when circumstances were altered he changed his plan, and found it more convenient to betray him.

There are seasons when the way of godliness appears even to the worldly-minded a pleasant and a glorious path; but these seasons do not last.

A time arrives, sooner or later, when the path becomes steep and rugged; then the unconverted man turns aside into some by-way.

He goes after the world he had forsaken, and seeks for a share in its smiles.

At first, perhaps, he does not leave the assemblies of the saints. 

Like Judas, he may be found by turns in the councils of the ungodly, and in the society of the believers.

Is there any one among us who is secretly siding with Christ's enemies, while he appears to be his friend?

With what compassion Jesus regards such a miserable creature!

He foresees the sorrows that his sins will bring upon him.

He knows what remorse will one day tear him; what despair will take hold of him!

~Favell Lee Mortimer~ (1802—1878)

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

YIELDEDNESS And THE SECRETS OF GOD

The baptism of Jesus must bring us to have a single eye to the
Glory of GOD; everything else is wasted time and wasted energy.
 

Beloved, we can reach it; it is a high mark but we can get to it.
 

You ask how? "What wilt thou have me to do?"

That is the plan. It means a perfect surrender to the call of GOD, and perfect obedience. 

A dear young Russian came to England. He did not know the
language, but learned it quickly and was very much used and
blessed of GOD;


And as the wonderful manifestations of the Power of GOD were seen, they pressed upon him to know the secret of his power, but he felt it was so sacred between him and GOD he should not tell it...

But they pressed him so much he finally said to them: "First GOD called me, and His presence was so precious, that I said to GOD at every call I would obey Him, and I yielded, and yielded, and yielded, until I realized that I was simply clothed with another power altogether...

And I realized that GOD took me, tongue, thoughts and everything, and I was not myself but it was Christ working through me.
 

How many of you today have known that GOD has called you over and over, and has put His hand upon you, but you have not yielded?

How many of you have had the breathing of His power within you, calling you to prayer, and you have to confess you have failed?
 

If GOD can have His way today, the ministry of somebody will
begin; it always begins as soon as you yield.


Paul had been bringing many people to prison, but GOD brought Paul to such a place of yieldedness and brokenness that he cried out, "What wilt thou have me to do?" (Acts 9:6). 

Paul´s choice was to be a bondservant for Jesus Christ. 

Beloved, are you willing that GOD shall have His way today? 

GOD said, "I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name´s sake" (Acts 9:16).

But Paul saw that these things were working out a far more exceeding weight of glory.

You people who have come for a touch from GOD, are you willing to follow Him; will you obey Him? 

What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?

~Smith Wigglesworth~

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Trust And Rest

Psa 37:3  Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

The word trust is the heart word of faith. It is the Old Testament word, the word given to the early and infant stage of faith. 

The word faith expresses more the act of the will, the word belief the act of the mind or intellect, but trust is the language of the heart.

The other has reference more to a truth believed or a thing expected.

Trust implies more than this, it sees and feels, and leans upon a person, a great, true, living heart of love.

So let us "trust also in him," through all the delays, in spite of all the difficulties, in the face of all the denials, notwithstanding all the seemings, even when we cannot understand the way, and know not the issue; still "trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass."

The way will open, the right issue will come, the end will be peace, the cloud will be lifted, and the light of an eternal noonday shall shine at last.

Trust and rest when all around thee  Puts thy faith to sorest test; Let no fear or foe confound thee, Wait for GOD and trust and rest.

Trust and rest with heart abiding, Like a birdling in its nest, Underneath His feathers hiding, Fold thy wings and trust and rest.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TRUST In The LORD!

Psa 22:4  Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

Psa 22:5  They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
 

O what a blessed thing it is to have in one's own bosom a secret trust in Jesus..that whilst so many are looking to something in themselves or in one another, resting their eternal salvation on works that really are but the sports of a child, the saint of GOD is reposing upon the LORD of life and glory!

On him he hangs his hope, and in him he puts his trust.

These the LORD will honor; nor will he ever disappoint their hope or put their confidence to shame.

Whoever trusted in the LORD and was confounded?

If you are enabled to trust in him, to believe his faithful word, to discard all creature confidence and to hang the weight of your soul~and O what a weight is that!~upon a faithful, covenant-keeping GOD, he will never leave, fail, or forsake you. 

You may find it hard to trust in him at all times or indeed at any time. You may feel a want of something sensible--something to see or hear, distinct from faith. Look Not for this.

We walk by faith, not by sight. It must be a naked trust in an invisible GOD.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our GOD.

And if you are enabled so to trust, he will make it manifest sooner or later in your own conscience that you are one of the righteous;

Light will beam upon your path; glory will dawn upon your heart, and you will have the end of your faith, even the salvation of your soul.

~J. C. Philpot~

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Open The Trenches

2Ki 3:16  And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.
 

2Ki 3:17  For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.
 

2Ki 3:18  And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand. 

To human thinking it was simply impossible, but nothing is hard for GOD.

Without a sound or sign, from sources invisible and apparently impossible, the floods came stealing in all night long; and when the morning dawned, those ditches were flooded with the crystal waters, and reflecting the rays of the morning sun from the red hills of Edom. 

Our unbelief is always wanting some outward sign.

The religion of many is largely sensational, and they are not satisfied of its genuineness without manifestations, etc.; but the greatest triumph of faith is to be still and know that He is GOD.

The great victory of faith is to stand before some impassable Red Sea, and hear the Master say, "Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD," and "Go forward!"

As we step out without any sign or sound-not a wave-splash and wetting our very feet as we take the first step into its waters, still marching on we shall see the sea divide and the pathway open through the very midst of the waters.

If we have seen the miraculous workings of GOD in some marvelous case of healing or some extraordinary providential deliverance, I am sure the thing that has impressed us most has been the quietness with which it was all done, the absence of everything spectacular and sensational, and the utter sense of nothingness which came to us as we stood in the presence of this Mighty GOD and felt how easy, it was for Him to do it all without the faintest effort on His part or the slightest help on ours.

It is not the part of faith to question, but to obey.

The ditches were made, and the water came pouring in from some supernatural source. What a lesson for our faith!            

Are you craving a spiritual blessing? Open the trenches, and God will fill them.

And this, too, in the most unexpected places and in the most unexpected ways.

Oh, for that faith that can act by faith and not by sight, and expect God to work although we see no wind or rain.

~A. B. Simpson~

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Mourner Comforted

By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude.

What He has joined together let no man put asunder. Mourning for sin - our own sins, and the sins of others is the LORD's seal set upon His faithful ones.

When the Spirit of grace is poured upon the house of David, or any other house, they shall mourn.

By holy mourning we receive the best of our blessings, even as the rarest commodities come to us by water.

Not only shall the mourner be blessed at some future day, but Christ pronounces him blessed even now.

The Holy Spirit will surely comfort those hearts which mourn for sin.


They shall be comforted by the application of the blood of Jesus and by the cleansing power of the Holy Ghost.

They shall be comforted as to the abounding sin of their city and of their age by the assurance that God will glorify Himself, however much men may rebel against Him.

They shall be comforted with the expectation that they shall be wholly freed from sin before long and shall soon be taken up to dwell forever in the glorious presence of their LORD. 

~Charles Spurgeon~

Sunday, July 12, 2015

THE LORD FAITHFUL, AND HIS WORD TRUE TO THE LAST

Jos 23:14  And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

There is no testimony to the faithfulness of GOD in His Word so convincing and touching as that of the dying believer.

If ever a man is sincere, it is then. If ever the veil is laid aside and the soul appears real and undisguised, be it a saint or a sinner, it is at that solemn moment.

No motive now exists for the false, and no cloud can conceal the true; the coin that has passed current with many for genuine is now found to be counterfeit, and that which many regarded as counterfeit - even the possessor himself - proves to be genuine!

Nature now appears to be but nature; and grace, vindicating its true character, proves itself grace.

The specious hope dies, and the true hope gathers life; the false faith sinks, and the real rises; 

And the timid believer, who went doubting and trembling all the way to Jordan's brink, plunges boldly into the river, and passes over to the other side, with the paean of triumph breathing sweetly from his lips, "O Death, where is your sting? O Grave, where is your victory?" 

Such is the picture which the position of Joshua now presents to our view.

He is standing upon the sunny slope, and before the soles of his feet smite the cold waters, he casts a back glance upon all the way the LORD his GOD had brought him...

And in words the most emphatic and impressive, testifies to the divine faithfulness and unchanging love of his covenant GOD in making good all His great and precious promises He had so graciously given, "Not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD, your GOD, spoke unto you; all are come to pass." 

Such is the divine assurance with which we conclude our daily thoughts.

What more precious truth, blended with sweeter melody, could linger upon the ear as we close the volume than this...GOD'S faithfulness in the fulfillment of His Word?

Let us look at this truth as confirmed by the experience, first, of the living, and then of the dying believer, for both are GOD'S witnesses. 

What is the life of the child of GOD but a continuous experience of the truth of His Word, and the veracity of His promises? 

You have, perhaps, been placed in trying circumstances; resources have lessened and demands have increased;

Your faith has been sharply tried; your spirits depressed; the sky has lowered and the waters have risen...

But lo! the Spirit, the Comforter, has guided you to some precious promise which has just met your case.

It has touched your heart, moistened your eye, uplifted the pressure, and your whole soul has been, as it were, absorbed in GOD.

And now the harp that hung sad and mute upon the willow is taken down, and thrills with a new song of praise and thanksgiving to the faithfulness of GOD in the fulfillment of His Word. 

Yes, my soul, you can testify to the truth that every sweet invitation and precious promise and loving word of Jesus, upon which He causes your soul to rest in its grief and desolation, has come to pass - not one word has failed.

This is a clear proof of God's veracity in the making good His every word of promise.

Has He not promised to provide for you? then trust Him.

Has He not pledged Himself to guide you? then commit your way to Him.

Has He not undertaken to save you? then believe His Word and pray - "Say unto my soul, I am your salvation." 

Soon the living witness to the faithfulness of the LORD in His Word will become the dying one.

When heart and flesh are failing - when the solemn curtain of eternity is rising...

When the eye is darkening, and the pulse is sinking, and earth is receding...

And eternity is nearing, and, heaven is opening, oh, then, like Joshua, you shall testify to the unchanging love and faithful word...

And precious comforts and secure supports of your covenant GOD and redeeming Savior, as He gently leads you down the valley, radiant with His presence, resounding with your song - up the delectable mountains, home to your Father's House..."Forever with the Lord!"

 ~Octavius Winslow~

Friday, July 10, 2015

Treasures And Pleasures!

Gen 15:1  After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
 

God is a satisfying reward: God is a whole ocean of blessedness, so that the soul, while it is bathing in it, cries out in a divine ecstasy, "I have enough!"

Here is fullness but no excess. Psalm 17:15, "I shall be satisfied when I awake with Your likeness."

That is...when I awake out of the sleep of death, having my soul embellished with the illustrious beams of Your glory - I shall be satisfied.

In God there is not only sufficiency but redundancy; not only the fullness of the vessel but the fullness of the fountain!

In God, this Ark of blessedness, are all good things to be found. 

Therefore Jacob, having God for his reward, could say, "I have enough!" or, as it is in the original, "I have all!" Genesis 33:11.

God is all marrow and fatness. He is such an plenteous reward as exceeds our very faith.

If the Queen of Sheba's heart fainted when she saw all King Solomon's glory...what would it have done to have beheld the astonishing and magnificent reward which God bestows upon His favorites!

God is a suitable reward: The soul, being spiritual, must have something comparable and suitable to make it happy and that is God.

Light is no more suitable to the eye, nor melody to the ear than God is to the soul.

He pours spiritual blessings into the soul, Ephesians 1:3. He enriches it with grace,  feasts it with His love, and  crowns it with heavenly glory!

God is a pleasant reward: He is the quintessence of delight! He is all beauty and love!

To be feeding upon thoughts of God is delicious. Psalm 104:34, My meditation on Him shall be sweet.

It is delightful to the bee to suck the flower. Just so, by holy musing, to suck out some of the sweetness in God, carries a secret delight in it.

To have a prospect of God only by faith is pleasant. 1 Peter 1:8, In whom believing, you rejoice.

Then what will the joy of vision be when we shall have a clear, personal sight of Him and be laid in the bosom of divine love! 

What a delicious reward will God be in Heaven! This will be better felt than expressed.

The godly, entering upon their celestial reward, are said to enter into the joy of their Lord, Matthew 25:21.

Oh, amazing! The saints enter into God's own joy! They have not only the joy which God bestows but the joy which God enjoys!

God is a transcendent reward: The artist, going to paint the picture of Helena, not being able to draw her beauty drew her face covered with a veil...

Just so, when we speak of God's excellencies we must draw a veil.

He is so super-eminent a reward, that we cannot set Him forth in all His luster and magnificence.

Put the whole world in scale with Him and it is as if you should weigh a feather compared to a mountain of gold. 

God is far better than all other things put together! He is better than the world and better than Heaven! 

He is the original cause of all good things.

Nothing is sweet without Him. He perfumes and sanctifies our comforts!

God being an infinite reward, there can be no defect or scantiness in it.

There is no lack in that which is infinite.  

Some may ask, "Is God sufficient for every individual saint?" Yes!

If the sun, which is but a finite creature, disperses its light to the universe then much more God, who is infinite, distributes glory to the whole number of the elect.

As every person enjoys the whole sun to himself, so every believer possesses the whole God to himself.

The Lord has land enough to give all His heirs.  

Throw a thousand buckets into the seamand there is water enough in the sea to fill them.

Just so, though there are millions of saints and angels there is enough in God to fill them.

God is an infinite reward, and though He is continually giving out of His fullness to others yet He has not the less.

His glory is imparted not impaired. It is a distribution, without a diminution.

God is an honorable reward: Honor is the height of men's ambition. Aristotle calls it the greatest of blessings.

What greater dignity than to be taken up into communion with the God of glory, and to possess a kingdom with Him, bespangled with light, and seated with Christ upon His throne, above all the visible orbs!

God is an everlasting reward. Mortality is the flaw of all earthly things. But God is an eternal reward.

Eternity cannot be measured by years nor ages. Eternity makes glory, weighty.

Psalm 48:14, "This God is our God forever and ever!" 

Oh, saints of God, your praying and repenting are but for a while...but your reward is forever!

As long as God is God, He will be rewarding you!

Hosea 2:19, "I will betroth you unto Me forever." God marries Himself to His people, and this admits of no divorce.

God's love for His elect is as unchangeable as His love for Christ!

God is my portion forever! Psalm 73:26. This portion cannot be spent because it is infinite; nor can it be lost because it is eternal.

In God are treasures which can never be emptied and pleasures which can never be ended.

Psa 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.


~Thomas Watson~