Taken from Spurgeon Gems
"I frequently hear persons exhorted to give their hearts to Christ...But that is not the Gospel. Salvation comes from something that Christ gives you, not something that you give to Christ. The giving of your heart to Christ follows after the receiving from Christ of eternal life by faith." -1892, Sermon 2273
Taken from Spurgeon Gems
God's grace is greater than my sin. But my ability to measure the greatness of his grace depends upon my willingness, in brokenness before him, to recognize the greatness of my sin. "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (1 Peter 5:5). The proud deny their evil, the humble confess it.
Taken from 90 Days of God's Goodness: Daily Reflections That Shine Light
What's the opposite of light? Darkness. What's the opposite of good? Evil. When asked to name the opposite of God, people often answer, "Satan". But that's false. Michael, the righteous archangel, is Satan's opposite. Satan is finite, God is infinite. God has no equal. The cosmic clash between God and Satan resembles the undefeated world heavyweight champion (God) taking on a cranky three-year old (Satan).
Satan and God do not engage in hand-to-hand combat, with Satan sometimes getting the edge. That's not the Bible, that's Star Wars.
Satan is called the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4, ESV), "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2, ESV), and one of the "cosmic powers over this present darkness: (Ephesians 6:12, ESV). But Scripture always describes Satan's power in the context of God's absolute sovereignty. Satan remains under God's authority at all times. The devil is nowhere close to being omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, or in an other way on God's level.
Taken from 90 Days of God's Goodness
"I have known the Lord now for some 40 years or thereabouts. When I first came to Him, I came as a sinner without any works of my own that I could trust or any experience upon which I could rely. And I just rested my whole weight upon the finished work of Christ. Now, after 40 years of service and nearly 40 years of preaching the Gospel, have I any works of my own to add to what Christ has done? I abhor the thought of such a thing! Have I even the weight of a pin's head that I dare put into the scale with my Lord's merits? Accursed be the idea."
1893, Sermon 2293
Taken from Spurgeon's Gems
"Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God." (3 John 11)
To embrace good and turn from evil, we must see God as he really is. We must not simply believe in God but believe what is true about God. When we see God as he is, we will see ourselves as we are, leaving him in his rightful place and putting us in ours.
Taken from Ninety Days Of God's Goodness
Daily Reflections That Shine Light on Personal Darkness
Various Pastors and Teachers