Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Believer, you can testify rightly that Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father as well as the first born from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, even if the rest of the world only sees him as human.” He has done for me that which only God can do. He has subdued my stubborn will, melted my adamant heart, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron. He hath turned my mourning into laughter, and my desolation into joy. He has put in captivity my chains and made my heart rejoice with an unspeakable joy, full of glory.” Blessed be his name!
He is full of grace. Indeed, if he had not been, I would never have been saved. He drew me when I struggled to escape from his grace. When at last I came trembling like a condemned criminal to his mercy-seat, he said, ‘Your sins, which are many, are all forgiven; be free and be glad!’
He is full of truth. His promises have been true; not one has failed. I can bear witness that a servant has never had such a master, a brother such a relative, or a spouse such a husband as Christ has been to my soul. A sinner has never had a better Savior, and a mourner has never had a better comforter than Christ has been to my spirit.
I want nothing and no one besides him. In life he is my life, and in death he will be the death of death. In poverty Christ is my riches. In sickness he makes my bed. In darkness he is my star, and in brightness he is my sun. He is the manna for his people in the wilderness and their harvest when they enter Canaan. He is infinitely full of grace and truth. O, My soul, tonight, bless with all your might the only Begotten of God.” [M&E]