Nope, not Drew Brees, though I like him. I’m speaking about those people who have surrendered their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and acknowledged the finished work of the Son of God on the cross. When I say saints, I mean believers. And one of my favorite saints is C. H. Spurgeon. I know he’s a favorite of many folks out there, but I have only recently reacquainted myself with him.
I obviously don’t agree with everything he says, nor do I with any human but Christ, but I have been extremely blessed by the gift God gave this man to bring out the implications in a Bible text.
I recently purchased the edition of Spurgeon’s devotional, Morning and Evening, edited by Alistair Begg. It’s a wonderful little book, with short passages meant for Spurgeon’s congregation to ponder, based on a particular text. (I read this in conjunction with Scripture; I’m not advocating reading only devotionals.) I wanted to share a line from this morning’s reading:”Afflictions are often the black foils in which God sets the jewels of His children’s graces, to make them shine brighter.” This particular morning’s section is in response to Job 10:2, and reflects on how the child of God responds to adversity. So. Good. The entire section is available here. Such a good reminder for me to see trials as they truly are. I pray it would be helpful to you. Geoff