Two of CH Spurgeon's written works are Morning & Evening and Faith's Check Book. These two are meant for daily reading. We have included the Faith's Check Book as an afternoon article on top of the two articles from Morning & Evening. On this page, the article that is displayed will be according to the time that is viewed.
The Evening runs from 6pm to 2:59am of the next day in extended evening. The Morning article will change-over from 3am to 10:59am and Faith's Check Book will have its time slot from 11am to 5:59pm.
Spurgeon's Faith Checkbook
For the mid-day devotion of May 14th
Surgery for Healing
Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. (Hosea 6:1)
t is the Lord's way to tear before He heals. This is the honest love of His heart and the sure surgery of His hand. He also bruises before He binds up, or else it would be uncertain work. The law comes before the gospel, the sense of need before the supply of it. Is the reader now under the convincing, crushing hand of the Spirit? Has he received the spirit of bondage again to fear? This is a salutary preliminary to real gospel healing and binding up.
Do not despair, dear heart, but come to the Lord with all thy jagged wounds, black bruises, and running sores. He alone can heal, and He delights to do it. It is our Lord's office to bind up the brokenhearted, and He is gloriously at home at it. Let us not linger but at once return unto the Lord from whom we have gone astray. Let us show Him our gaping wounds and beseech him to know His own work and complete it. Will a surgeon make an incision and then leave his patient to bleed to death? Will the Lord pull down our old house and then refuse to build us a better one? Dost Thou ever wantonly increase the misery of poor anxious souls? That be far from Thee, O Lord.
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