Morning & Evening Devotional Reading– November 18– Evening
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“You, [O God], are from everlasting.'”
Christ is Everlasting. Of him we may sing with David, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.” Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Jesus always was. The Baby born in Bethlehem was united to the Word which was in the beginning, by whom all things were made. If he were not the everlasting God, we could not so devoutly love him. We could not feel that he had any share in the eternal love which is the fountain of all covenant blessings. But, since he was from all eternity with the Father, we trace the stream of divine love to himself equally with his Father and the blessed Spirit.
But, as our Lord always was, so also he is for evermore. Jesus is not dead; “He ever lives to make intercession for us.” Resort to him in all your times of need, for he is waiting to bless you still. Moreover, Jesus will always be our Lord. If God should spare your life and give you a full seventy years, you will find that his cleansing fountain is still opened, and his precious blood has not lost its power. You will find that the Priest who filled the healing fount with his own blood lives to purge you from all iniquity. When the time comes to fight your last battle, you will find that the hand of your conquering Captain has not grown weak, but rather, the living Savior will cheer the dying saint. When you enter heaven, you will find him there dripping with the dew of his youth. Through all eternity the Lord Jesus will remain the perennial spring of joy, life, glory to his people.
May you draw living waters from this sacred well! Jesus always was, he always is, and he always will be. He is eternal in all his attributes, offices, and might—and in his willingness to bless, comfort, guard, and crown his chosen people. [M&E]