C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Medicine and Comfort

Last night about 10:45pm my son woke up crying out for help. He has been a little sick and we had to give him some medicine for a couple of days. Last night he said that his throat was hurting. I gave him some medicine and his mother comforted him till he was able to fall a sleep and get some rest around 11:20pm.

As I lay in the bed while my wife was still in my son’s room, I pondered these thoughts:

As a lost person we are sick with sin [Romans 3:23], and the Physician [Matthew 9:12] came with medicine [Revelation 1:5] to remedy that sin and to cleanse us from that sickness forever [1 Corinthians 15].

As a saved person we are to make known the Physician’s remedy [Romans 1:16] and warning labels [John 3:18] to the sick that do not know him.

As we do, we sometimes entangle ourselves [Galatians 5:1] and pollute ourselves [Galatians 4:9] while we are supposed to be at work among, not in, the sickness. And while we serve God with our spirit [Philippians 3:3], our flesh is still infected [Galatians 5:17] and needs the medicine [i.e. chastisement, Revelation 3:19] of God to give us a desire [2 Thessalonians 3:5] and cause [Philippians 2:13] us to move away from the causes of sin that we find ourselves taking pleasure in [Hebrews 11:25]. Even sometimes God’s medicine is as my son says, “I don’t like it daddy” [Hebrews 12:11], but it gets the job done [1 Corinthians 11:32].

Yet, through it all our heavenly Father has given us a Comforter [John 14:26] that is with us from the very day we become His child [Ephesians 1:13], and will see us through to the other side of glory [John 14:16]!

We need to thank God for His medicine and His comfort, knowing it is for our own good.

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John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.