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#1 Debp

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:00 AM

Very great and precious promises.
2 Peter 1:4

by Charles Spurgeon

If you would know experimentally the preciousness of the promises, and enjoy them in your own heart, meditate much upon them. There are promises which are like grapes in the winepress; if you will tread them the juice will flow. Thinking over the hallowed words will often be the prelude to their fulfillment. While you are musing upon them, the boon which you are seeking will insensibly come to you. Many a Christian who has thirsted for the promise has found the favor which it ensured gently distilling into his soul even while he has been considering the divine record; and he has rejoiced that he was ever led to lay the promise near his heart.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:12 AM

But beside meditating upon the promises, seek in your soul to receive them as being the very words of God. Speak to your soul like this, "If I were dealing with a man's promise, I would carefully consider the ability and the character of the man who had covenanted with me." So with the promise of God; my eye must not be so much fixed upon the greatness of the mercy -- that may stagger me; as upon the greatness of the promiser -- that will cheer me.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

Ah, Deb, the promises of God. What a grand topic, staggers the mind that God would do this for us through His beloved Son. As people we tend to look back & ruminate over lost things - people, objects, opportunities, but God encourages us to always look up & forward.

 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:11 AM

Thanks Marilyn for your always good thoughts. Continuing on with Spurgeon:


My soul, it is God, even your God, God that cannot lie, who speaks to you. This word of His which you are now considering is as true as His own existence. He is an unchangeable God. He has not altered one thing which has gone out of his mouth, nor called back one single consolatory sentence. Nor does He lack any power; it is the God that made the Heavens and the Earth who has spoken in this manner. Nor can He fail in wisdom as to the time when He will give the favors, for He knows when it is best to give and when better to withhold.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:00 AM

Therefore, seeing that it is the word of a God so true, so immutable, so powerful, so wise, I will and must believe the promise.". If we thus meditate upon the promises, and consider the Promiser, we shall experience their sweetness, and obtain their fulfillment.
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