God Is in the Front Line (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

02 Dec

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
God Is in the Front Line
November 30
The Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

In the presence of a great work or a great warfare, here is a text which should help us to buckle on our harness. If Jehovah Himself goes before us, it must be safe to follow. Who can obstruct our progress if the Lord Himself is in the van? Come, brother soldiers, let us make a prompt advance! Why do we hesitate to pass on to victory?
Nor is the Lord before us only; He is with us. Above, beneath, around, within is the omnipotent, omnipresent One. In all time, even to eternity, He will be with us even as He has been. How this should nerve our arm! Dash at it boldly, ye soldiers of the cross, for the Lord of hosts is with us!
Being before us and with us, He will never withdraw His help. He cannot fail in Himself, and He will not fail toward us. He will continue to help us according to our need, even to the end. As He cannot fail us, so He will not forsake us. He will always be both able and willing to grant us strength and succor till fighting days are gone.
Let us not fear nor be dismayed; for the Lord of hosts will go down to the battle with us, will bear the brunt of the fight, and give us the victory.

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2 responses to “God Is in the Front Line (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. terry1954

    December 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    loved it this morning. i am hoping your pain is under control and you are enjoying this Sunday

    • forhisgloryandpraise

      December 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

      I’m glad you loved the devotional. It’s been a rough 2 weeks for me. My body seems to want to sleep all the time, and the pain has risen more. I can do about an hour and then I’m down for 3 hours sleeping. When I’m up I have to alternate between sitting, laying and standing. My rheumotologist told me they found more disk problems along with the bone spurs. She is sending me to the surgeon who did my neck disks for a consultation to see if surgery for my lower back bone spurs and disks will even help. If he thinks so then he will schedule surgery for them. I’m praying if they do them it will be all at once. But I’m hoping it will wait until after Christmas.


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