Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– March 7
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Have faith in God.”
Faith is the foot of the soul that enables it to march along the road of God’s commandments. Love can make the feet move faster, but faith is the foot itself—that which carries the soul from place to place. Or, to put it differently, faith is the oil that enables the wheels of holy devotion and godly desire to move well. Without faith it is as if the wheels of the chariot have fallen off and we can only be dragged along in the dirt. With faith I can do all things; without faith I have neither the inclination nor the power to do anything in the service of God.
The best servants of God are those who have the most faith. Little faith will save a man, but little faith can not do great things for God. Little faith is powerless to fight against the Evil One. Only a faithful Christian can do that. Little faith is enough to get to heaven most certainly, but it often has to travel the road in fear. It says to itself, “Oh, it is such a rough road, filled with sharp thorns and full of dangers; I am afraid to go on.” But Great faith remembers the promise, “Your shoes will be like iron and brass; and your strength will be with you all of your days,” and so she boldly pushes forward.
Do you want to be happy? Do you want to enjoy your relationship with Christ? Then “have faith in God.” If you don’t mind living in gloom and misery, then be content with little faith; but if you love the sunshine and want to sing songs of rejoicing, then earnestly desire to have “great faith.” [M&E]