Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“The one who comes to me I will in no way cast out.”
This is a promise without limit. It does not merely say, “I will not cast out a sinner who believes,” but rather, “I will in no way cast out.” The original language reads, “I will not, not cast out” or “I will never, never cast out.” The text means that Christ will not reject the sinner who believes in him regardless of any offense he has committed.
But suppose the believer sins after coming? The scripture says, “If any man sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” But suppose that believer slides back into sin? God says, “I will heal their backsliding, and I will love them freely, for my anger is turned away from him.”
But believers may fall under temptation! Yes, but “God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to withstand but will with the temptation also make a way to escape so you may be able to bear it.” But the believer may fall into sin as David did! Yes, but God will “Purge them with hyssop, and they will be clean; He will wash them, and they will be whiter than snow.”
“Once in Christ, in Christ forever; nothing from his love can sever.” Jesus says, “I give unto my sheep eternal life; and they will never die, neither will any man pluck them out of my hand.”
What do you say to this, O trembling feeble mind? Isn’t this a precious mercy, that coming to Christ, you do not come to One who will treat you well for a while and then send you off on your own. No, he will receive you and make you His bride, and you will be his forever? Receive no longer the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption whereby you cry, Abba, Father! Oh! the grace of these words: “I will in no way cast out.” [M&E]