Instead of my normal book review, I thought I would just share my favorite quotes from Charles Spurgeon’s devotional “Faith Checkbook”. These are quotes that impacted me the most from his book, but don’t stop there. I would encourage you to take this book as a yearly challenge for your devotional time.
My own weakness makes me shrink, but God’s promise makes me brave.
It will be far more profitable for me to become unselfish and out of love to my Lord Jesus begin to care for souls of those around me.
Among the lost souls in hell there is not one that can say, “I went to Jesus and He refused me”.
Jesus is yours now if you will have Him, lean on Him, lean hard on Him.
The Lord does not mock humble souls.
Those whom God blesses, devils cannot curse.
What can the Lord deny us after giving us Jesus?…for if there had been a limit anywhere, He would have kept back His own Son.
The Lord’s eye is not dim, and He sees the blood of the great Sacrifice with steady gaze.
If we are wise, we shall rather welcome the refining process than decline it.
His own Spirit was wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it.
He that sends the clouds can as easily clear the sky.
We must feel for others, and give them, not a few dry crusts, but such things as we ourselves would wish to receive.
He argued from past deliverances that he should receive help in a new danger.
God has given us a promise of real estate in the glory-land.
Blessed is the man who is busy in secret with his kindness.
Jesus still proclaims the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
He chooses to send you, it is not for you to shrink from the heavenly call.
The Lord may not give gold, but He will give grace.
A dauntless faith in God’s brushes fear aside like the cobwebs in a giant’s path.
Let me make my service of Jesus my occupation, my lifework, my one pursuit.
We have been loved too long, and bought at too great a price to be now forgotten.
You are immortal till your work is done. If the Lord has more witness for you to bear, you will live to bear it…A wiser mind that our own arranges our destiny.
Our bodies humble us and that is about the best thing they do for us =)
Clouds may gather, but the Lord can blow them away.
What a bondage it is when the child of God is sold under sin, held in chains by Satan, deprived of his liberty, robbed of his power in prayer, and his delight in the Lord!
The fear of God casts out envy of men…He who fears God has nothing else to fear.
The enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe.
It would be well to know much, but better to love much.
Worry kills, but confidence in God is like healing medicine.
Rest assured that losses for the Lord are not losses.
In Him we died unto sin once, and the capital sentence cannot a second time be executed.
Warrior of the cross, fight on! Never rest till thy victory is complete, for thine eternal reward will prove worthy of a life of warfare.
All our past mercies are tokens of future mercies.
We have only to summon courage enough to go forward, and we shall win dark homes and hard hearts for Jesus.
Tears clear the eyes for the sight of God in His grace; and make the vision of His favor more precious.
Our business is to persevere and learn by little by little.
He whose soul does not worship will never live in holiness.
Let me never find the galley of self-conceit and self-confidence floating on the waves of my usefulness.
Try the preaching of the crucified, risen, and ascended Savior; for this is the greatest “draw” that was ever yet manifested among men.
His heart is with His people, His delight is in them, He is never slow to meet them.
God cannot turn to us unless we turn from our sin.
Jesus made the life of His people as eternal as His own. How can they die as long as He lives.
God’s time is the best time.
It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? =)
O Lord, sink me in self that I may rise in thee.
The all-sufficient is sufficient for my largest want. He who is sufficient for earth and heaven is certainly able to meet the case of a poor worm like me.
We have looked elsewhere long enough, it is time that we look along to Him who invites our expectation, and promises to give us His salvation.
Let us thank God for a little success, and pray for more.
The remembrance of the grief shall heighten the flavor of the delight.
How can we distrust when Jehovah Himself becomes house and home, refuge and rest to us?
I have more knowledge, more experience, more patience, more stability than I had before the trials came. (Amen!)
But as for the Lord our God, He is present when we seek Him, present when we need Him, and present when we already enjoyed His aid.
He will be all to all His beloved so long as the moon endureth.