Morning and Evening
Summary: A wonderful devotion penned by the well loved preacher Charles Spurgeon. As the title hints, the book is set up to read one devotion every morning and one every evening. This book is well known in Reformed circles and is good reading. It comes with a Scripture index in the back as well as a topical index. This book can be purchased in 2 different formats: one that uses the King James Version of the Bible, and the other, which many people find easier to read, is written using the New International Version.
Personal Thoughts: You can never, never, NEVER go wrong while reading Spurgeon. The man believed strongly and felt deeply. He had a great love for the gospel and the Spirit blessed his work in conveying that to his hearers and readers. I have been blessed many times by Spurgeon and really liked this devotional. In fact, when people ask for a recommendation for a devotional, this is the first book I will put in their hands. You can use this book twice a day or just use it once and take 2 years to go through it. Both options work well.
Excerpt from February 4 MORNING
The love of the Lord.
Believer, look back through all thine experience, and think of the way whereby the Lord thy God has led thee in the wilderness, and how He hath fed and clothed thee every day-how He hath borne with thine ill manners-how He hath put up with all thy murmurings, and all thy longings after the flesh-pots of Egypt-how He has opened the rock to supply thee, and fed thee with manna that came down from heaven. Think of how His grace has been sufficient for thee in all thy troubles-how His blood has been a pardon to thee in all thy sins-how His rod and His staff have comforted thee. When thou hast thus looked back upon the love of the Lord, then let faith survey His love in the future, for remember that Christ's covenant and blood have something more in them than the past. He who has loved thee and pardoned thee, shall never cease to love and pardon. He is Alpha, and He shall be Omega also: He is first, and He shall be last. Therefore, bethink thee, when thou shalt pass through the valley of the shadow of death, thou needest fear no evil, for He is with thee. When thou shalt stand in the cold floods of Jordan, thou needest not fear, for death cannot separate thee from His love; and when thou shalt come into the mysteries of eternity thou needest not tremble, "For I am persuaded, that neither death; nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Now, soul, is not thy love refreshed? Does not this make thee love Jesus? Doth not a flight through illimitable plains of the ether of love inflame thy heart and compel thee to delight thyself in the Lord thy God? Surely as we meditate on "the love of the Lord," our hearts burn within us, and we long to love Him more.
--pg 70 of the King James Version