Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
August 26– Morning
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“He has commanded his covenant forever.”
The Lord’s people delight in the covenant itself. It is an unfailing source of consolation to them. They like to contemplate the age of that covenant, remembering that before the day-star knew its place, or planets ran their orbits, the interests of the saints were made secure in Christ Jesus.
They also love to remember the sureness of the covenant and meditate on “the mercies granted to the line of David.” They delight to know that it has been signed, sealed, and ratified by the Lord. It often makes their hearts dilate with joy to think that it will never change. Neither time nor eternity, life nor death, will be able to violate it– a covenant as old as eternity and as everlasting as the Rock of ages.
They’re also glad to feast on the fullness of this covenant, knowing that it provides all things for them. God is their portion, Christ their companion, the Spirit their Comforter, earth their lodge, and heaven their home. Their eyes sparkled when they saw its treasure, and their souls were gladdened when they saw the inheritance left to them by their older Brother!
Above all, it is the pleasure of God’s people to consider the graciousness of this covenant. They see that the law was a covenant of works and depended upon merit, but in this covenant grace is the basis, grace the condition, grace the strain, grace the fortress, grace the foundation, and grace the capstone. The covenant is a treasury of wealth, a granary of food, a fountain of life, a store-house of salvation, a charter of peace, and a haven of joy. [M&E]