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Daily Devotionals

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

Devotional: March 8th

Morning

“Be ye merciful.”

Deuteronomy 21:22 , Deuteronomy 21:23

We select from the bulk a few of the special laws which the Lord gave to his people. They were all full of instruction, and should be carefully studied.

Deuteronomy 21:22 , Deuteronomy 21:23

Pause here, and lovingly adore the Lord Jesus, who submitted for our sakes to the accursed death of the cross. Sin brought a curse upon us, and our blessed Substitute took that curse upon him and bore it in our stead. “He was made a curse for us” blessed miracle of condescending love!

Deuteronomy 22:1-12

Deuteronomy 22:4

All these precepts are involved in loving our neighbour as ourself, but it is very gracious on the Lord’s part to point out particulars; let us be particular in regarding them, and in every way act kindly towards others.

Deuteronomy 22:5

All indelicacy is to be shunned. No idea of merriment can excuse that which has a lewd appearance.

Deuteronomy 22:7

We must not be devoid of feeling, but act considerately towards the least of God’s creatures.

Deuteronomy 22:8

Care of life is a duty, hence cleanliness in person and abode is to be carefully maintained; and we must not expose ourselves, or others to needless risks.

Deuteronomy 22:9-11

God would have his people distinct and separate, and therefore he forbids mixtures in sowing, working, and clothing, to remind them of this. We must sow only the pure gospel, work only with gracious motives, and be adorned only in Christ’s righteousness. Mixtures are an abomination in religion.

Deuteronomy 22:12

This was one of Israel’s distinguishing marks: Christians also should be known by their robes of holiness.

Through day and darkness, Saviour dear,

Abide with us more nearly near;

Till on thy face we lift our eyes,

The sun of God’s own paradise.

Praise God, our Maker and our Friend;

Praise him through time, till time shall end;

Till psalm and song his name adore,

Through heaven’s great day of evermore.

Evening

“All His ways are judgment.”

Deuteronomy 32

We shall now read some verses of Moses’ dying song. Like the fabled swan, he sang himself away Deuteronomy 32.

Deuteronomy 32:1 , Deuteronomy 32:2

Though the law is as a tempest, yet Moses as the mediator was as the soft, refreshing, insinuating dew; and far more so is the Lord Jesus as the dew unto Israel.

Deuteronomy 32:5 , Deuteronomy 32:6

They have not the marks of saints, the secret, sacred marks of inward grace by which the heavenly Father distinguishes his own children.

Deuteronomy 32:7-9

God is their portion, and they are his portion.

Deuteronomy 32:10

This is where the Lord finds us all by nature, but mark his wise and tender dealings with us;

Deuteronomy 32:11 , Deuteronomy 32:12

The eagle, when its young are fit to leave the nest, will not let them remain idle, but disturbs them, entices them to try their pinions, and even carries them up to teach them to fly; thus graciously does the Lord train his people.

Deuteronomy 32:13-15

A sad picture of many professors. They are like lean horses, which at last come under the care of a kind master, they grow fat and then they kick, and leap away from the pasturage. Men increase in riches, and forget the God who gave them all they have.

Deuteronomy 32:18

Never let us forget our God from whom we derive our being, as the stream finds its fountain in the rock.

Deuteronomy 32:19

The sins of God’s own children are peculiarly provoking to him. He might endure from strangers what he cannot tolerate in his own beloved.

Deuteronomy 32:20

Or no steadfastness. The hiding of God’s face is never sent arbitrarily, but is ever meant to show us that there is some evil thing in us which grieves the Lord. How can he, as our Father, continue to smile upon us if we do the things which he hates. May we all of us be very careful to please God in all things.

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