Morning & Evening Devotional Reading– October 7– Evening
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
[Rabshakeh, King of Assyria, said to Hezekiah, King of Judah], “In whom do you trust now?”
Dear reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer to it and see if it is yours. “In whom do you trust?” The Christian says, “I trust in the triune God. I trust the Father, believing that he has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust him to provide for me in his providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and, finally, to bring me home.
I trust the Son– very God of very God–the man, Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice and to adorn me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father’s throne. I trust him to be my Advocate on the Last Day, to plead my case, and to declare me righteous. I trust him for who he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do.
And I trust the Holy Spirit; he has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust him to drive them all out; I trust him to curb my temper, subdue my will, enlighten my understanding, check my passions, comfort my despondency, help my weakness, and illuminate my darkness; I trust him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to set me apart wholly for his purpose– spirit, soul, and body—both now and forever.
Oh, blessed trust! To trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be outdone, and whose perfect goodness can never be diminished! Happy are you, Dear Friend, if this trust is yours! For, if it is, you will enjoy sweet peace now and glory hereafter, for the foundation of your trust will never be removed. [M&E]