Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– January 9
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“I will be their God.”
Dear Christian! Here is all that you can ask for. If you want to be happy, then you want to find something that satisfies you. Isn’t this promise from God enough? If you can pour this promise into your cup, won’t it overflow? Won’t you have more than your heart could wish for? When God fulfills the promise to be your God, won’t you have everything you need? Desire continues until death, and only God can satisfy the human thirst. Who can measure the full capacity of our wishes? But the immeasurable wealth of God can more than overflow it.
Let me ask you whether or not you are complete in knowing God is yours? Do you want anything else? Isn’t His all-sufficiency enough to satisfy you even if everything else fails? But you want more than quiet satisfaction; you want a more spectacular delight.
Come! Listen more closely to this music from heaven. God is saying, “I Myself will be your God.” If this doesn’t make your eyes sparkle and your heart beat fast with bliss, then your soul is surely not in a healthy state.
But you want more than present delights—you crave something in which to exercise hope; and what more can you hope for than the fulfillment of this great promise, “I will be (your) God”?
This is the masterpiece of all the promises; its enjoyment makes heaven below– and will make a heaven above. Dwell in the light of your Lord, and let your soul be always ravished with His love. Embrace these privileges as your own, and rejoice with unspeakable joy. [M&E]