Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– February 23
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“I will never leave you.”
Although God makes a promise to an individual, the promise is not for that believer alone but for all who believe. When He opens a well for one, it is so that all may drink. When He opens a granary-door to give out food, he may do it for one person at that time, but it is for the benefit of all hungry saints who may come and feed too. Whether He gave the word to Abraham or to Moses does not matter; if you are a believer, it has been given to you as a member of the covenant.
There is not a blessing too great for you to receive. Lift up your eyes now to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, because all of this is yours. Climb to the top of the mountain, and view the outer limits of this divine promise. There is not a brook of living water from which you may not drink. If the land flows with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both belong to you. Be bold to believe for He has said, “I will never leave you.”
In this promise God gives to His people everything because He gives them Himself; He says, “I will never leave you.” No attribute of God will fail to help us. Is He mighty? Then he will be strong for those who trust Him. Is He love? Then He will have mercy on us. Every one of His attributes will be put to work for our benefit. In short, there is nothing you can want, ask for, or need; there is nothing living or dying, nothing in this world or in the next that is not contained in this promise–“I will never leave you.” [M&E]