Church History - An Imperishable Inheritance

An Imperishable Inheritance
Posted on May 25, 2015  in Blog, Church History, Encouragement, Theology

Last week someone sent to us as pastors the following devotional from Charles Haddon Spurgeon (slightly reworded by Alistair Begg).  The intent of sending it was for our encouragement, which was certainly accomplished. Given that Spurgeon wrote with a heavy pen it seemed good to widen the degree of exposure.  If you’re already familiar with Spurgeon you’ll know him as “the prince of preachers.”  If you’ve never heard of him before here’s a brief, 4-5 minute overview in line with the book list that was recently posted (Sean can’t help himself).  If you want to just skip ahead to the devotional I suppose you can do that too!
“All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fullness of the Godhead, whatever that marvelous term may encompass, is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of Deity; but He has done all that can be done, for He has made even His divine power and Godhead subservient to our salvation. His omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability and infallibility are all combined for our defense.
Stand up, believer, and witness the Lord Jesus hitching the whole of His divine Godhead to the chariot of salvation! How vast His grace, how firm His faithfulness, how unswerving His immutability, how infinite His power, how limitless His knowledge! The Lord Jesus made all these pillars of the temple of salvation; and all, without any lessening of their infinity, are covenanted to us as our perpetual inheritance. The fathomless love of the Savior’s heart is ours in every drop; every sinew in the arm of strength, every jewel in the crown of majesty, the immensity of divine knowledge, and the sternness of divine justice–all are ours and shall be employed for us.
The whole of Christ, in His adorable character as the Son of God, is by Himself made ours to most richly enjoy. His wisdom is our direction, His knowledge our instruction, His power our protection, His justice our guarantee, His love our comfort, His mercy our solace, and His immutability our trust. He holds nothing back but opens the recesses of the Mount of God and bids us dig in its mines for the hidden treasures. “All, all, all are yours,” He says, “sated with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord.” How wonderful to see Jesus in this way, and to call upon Him with the certain confidence that in seeking the intervention of His love or power, we are simply asking for what He has already faithfully promised.”

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