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Reward for the Righteous (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

29 Jul

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Reward for the Righteous
August 19
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. (Psalm 58:11)

God’s judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all. This is the state of probation, not of punishment or reward. Yet at times God works terrible things in righteousness, and even the careless are compelled to own His hand.
Even in this life righteousness has that kind of reward which it prefers above all others, namely, the smile of God, which creates a quiet conscience. Sometimes other recompenses follow, for God will be in no man’s debt. But, at the same time, the chief reward of the righteous lies in the hereafter.
Meanwhile, on a large scale, we mark the presence of the great Ruler among the nations. He breaks in pieces oppressive thrones and punishes guilty peoples. No one can study the history of the rise and fall of empires without perceiving that there is a power which makes for righteousness and, in the end, brings iniquity before its bar and condemns it with unsparing justice. Sin shall not go unpunished, and goodness shall not remain unrewarded. The Judge of all the earth must do right. Therefore, let us fear before Him and no more dread the power of the wicked.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

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3 responses to “Reward for the Righteous (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. terry1954

    July 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    absolutely the truth!!!! good one!

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      July 29, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      Thank you, Terry. I felt so too, and I pray that those who are not right with the Lord will make it right after reading this, and that those of us who rest in the goodness and mercy of God will continue to be after reading this and knowing he really wants good for us.

       
      • terry1954

        July 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        agreed

         

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