Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“Acquaint yourself with [God] and be at peace.”
If we would properly acquaint ourselves with God and be at peace, we must know him as he has revealed himself to us. We must see him both in the unity of his being but also in the plurality of his persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God said, “Let us make man in our own image.” Let no man be content until he knows something of the “us” who made him.
Dear believer, strive to know the Father. Bury your head in his chest in deep repentance and confess that you are not worthy to be called his son. Receive the kiss of his love. Let the ring of his eternal faithfulness be on your finger. Sit at his table, and let your heart be happy in his grace.
Press forward, then, and seek to know the Son of God. He is the brightness of his Father’s glory, and yet, in unspeakable condescension, became man for our sakes. Know him in the unique complexity of his nature— eternal God yet suffering, finite man. Follow him as he walks on water in the power of his deity and as he sits thirsty and weary upon the well in his humanity. Don’t be satisfied unless you know much of Jesus Christ as your Friend, your Brother, your Husband, your all.
And don’t forget the Holy Spirit. Get a clear view of his nature, character, attributes and works. He is that Spirit who first moved upon chaos and brought forth order in creation, and he now comes to the chaos of your soul to create the order of holiness. Behold him as the Giver of spiritual life, the Illuminator, Instructor, Comforter, and Sanctifier. Behold him as he is poured like oil upon the head of Jesus, and then drips upon you, the members of his body. May such a knowledgeable, scriptural, and experiential belief in the Triune God be yours, and may such knowledge bring you peace, indeed. [M&E]