Psalm 73:23 by Charles Spurgeon

Today’s Devotional is by Charles Spurgeon:

Psalm73:23 (ESV) Nevertheless I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

Nevertheless,”-As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God’s presence was undoubtedly his. Fully conscious of his own lost estate, and of the deceitfulness and vileness of his nature, yet, by a glorious outburst of faith, he sings “nevertheless I am continually with thee.” Believer, you are forced to enter into Asaph’s confession and acknowledgment, endeavour in like spirit to say “nevertheless, since I belong to Christ I am continually with God!” By this is meant continually upon his mind, he is always thinking of me for my good. Continually before his eye;-the eye of the Lord never sleepeth, but is perpetually watching over my welfare. Continually in his hand, so that none shall be able to pluck me thence. Continually on his heart, worn there as a memorial, even as the high priest bore the names of the twelve tribes upon his heart for ever. Thou always thinkest of me, O God. The bowels of thy love continually yearn towards me. Thou art always making providence work for my good. Thou hast set me as a signet upon thine arm; thy love is strong as death, many waters cannot quench it; neither can the floods drown it. Surprising grace! Thou seest me in Christ, and though in myself abhorred, thou beholdest me as wearing Christ’s garments, and washed in his blood, and thus I stand accepted in thy presence. I am thus continually in thy favour-”continually with thee.” Here is comfort for the tried and afflicted soul; vexed with the tempest within-look at the calm without. “Nevertheless”-O say it in thy heart, and take the peace it gives. “Nevertheless I am continually with thee.”

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~ by Andrea T on July 29, 2008.

4 Responses to “Psalm 73:23 by Charles Spurgeon”

  1. I wish I could speak like Spurgeon! What an incredible way with words. The whole basis for my blog is the search for what it is in David’s heart that God would say of such a man, that he was one who sought after God’s. His faith in God was his salvation, just as it can be ours today. What an amazing journey to seek and find God’s heart.

    Thanks for sharing this today. It lifted my spirits greatly and I needed that. Bryan

  2. I wish I could speak like this also. For me it has to do with how much I have spent in His presence. The hard part is just getting quiet enough to “be still and know that He is God.” Also I have to tell the logic in my brain to take a back seat so the faith in my heart can win out and just sit before Him.

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  4. There are not many preachers like Spurgeon in our world today.
    I know we should receive most of our teaching from personal time spent with God and His word. But to sit under a preacher like Spurgeon would be awesome. From everything I have read about Spurgeon it appears he lines up with sound teaching straight out of the Bible. Thank God for the sermons he has left for us all to learn & grow from.

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