Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“Your eyes will see the King in his beauty.”
The more you know about Christ the less will you be satisfied with superficial views of him. The more deeply you study his transactions in the eternal covenant, his engagements on your behalf as the eternal Guarantee, and the fulness of his grace which shines in all his offices, the more truly you will see the King in his beauty.
Look often for greater views of Christ. Long more and more to see Jesus. Meditation and contemplation are like windows of rubies and gates of jewels through which we behold the Redeemer. Meditation puts the telescope to the eye and enables us to see Jesus more clearly than we could have seen him if we had lived in the days of his flesh. If only we would ponder more of heaven, be taken up more with the person, work, and beauty of our incarnate Lord. If only we would engage in more meditation, the beauty of the King would flash upon us with more splendor.
Dear friend, it is likely that we will have such a sight of our glorious King as never before when we come to our dying days. Many saints in dying have looked up from the stormy waters and have seen Jesus walking on the waves of the sea, saying, “It’s me; don’t be afraid.” When the building begins to shake and the mortar falls away, we see Christ through the cracks; between the split rafters overhead the sunlight of heaven comes streaming in.
But if we want to see face to face the “King in his beauty” we must go to heaven for the sight or the King must come here in person. O that he would come on the wings of the wind! He is our Husband, and we are widowed by His absence. Thick veils and clouds hang between our souls and their true life. When will the day break and the shadows flee away? Oh, may that long-expected day begin! [M&E]