Morning & Evening Devotional Reading– June 30– Evening
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Lord God, behold, you have made the heaven and the earth… and there is nothing too hard for You.”
At the very time when the Chaldeans surrounded Jerusalem and were about to desolate the land of Judah, Jeremiah was commanded by God to purchase a field, and have the deed of transfer legally sealed and witnessed. This was a strange purchase for a rational man to make. Prudence could not justify it, for he was buying a property without the probability that he would ever enjoy it. But it was enough for Jeremiah that his God had told him to do it, for he well knew that God will be justified of all his children. He reasoned like this: “Ah, Lord God! You can make this plot of ground of use to me; You can rid this land of these oppressors. You can make me yet sit under my vine and my fig-tree on this property I have purchased; for You made the heavens and the earth, and there is nothing too hard for You.”
Saints throughout the Bible knew the majesty of faith in that they dared to do at God’s command things which human reason would condemn. Whether it is Noah who built a ship on dry land, or Abraham who offered up his only son, or Moses who despised the treasures of Egypt, or Joshua who besieged Jericho in just seven days, using no weapons but the blasts of rams’ horns. They all acted upon God’s command, contrary to the dictates of fleshly reason. And to each the Lord gave a rich reward as the result of their obedient faith.
Would to God we had in the religion of these modern times a more potent infusion of this heroic faith in God. If we would venture more upon the naked promise of God, we should enter a world of wonders to which as yet we are strangers. Let Jeremiah’s place of confidence be ours–nothing is too hard for the God that created the heavens and the earth.” [M&E]