Evening, June 22, adapted from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“That those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” – Hebrews 12:27
We have many things in our possession currently which can be shaken to pieces, and it is a poor choice for a Christian to put much trust in them, for there is nothing stable beneath these rolling skies; change is written upon all things. Yet, we have certain “things which cannot be shaken,” and I invite you this evening to think of them, so that if the things which can be shaken should all be taken away, you may derive real comfort from the things that cannot be shaken, which will remain. Whatever your losses have been, or may be, you presently enjoy salvation. You are standing at the foot of his cross, trusting alone in the merit of Jesus’ precious blood, and no rise or fall of the markets can interfere with your salvation in him; no collapse of banks, no failures and bankruptcies can touch that. Consider also that you are a child of God this evening. God is your Father. No change of circumstances can ever rob you of that. Although you may lose your wealth and be brought to poverty, and stripped bare, you can say, “He is my Father still. ‘In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;’ therefore will I not be troubled.” You have another permanent blessing — namely, the love of Jesus Christ. He who is God and Man loves you with all the strength of his affectionate nature–nothing can change that. The fig tree may not blossom, and the flocks may cease from the field, it does not matter to the man who can sing, “My Beloved is mine, and I am his.” Our place with him and richest heritage we cannot lose. Whatever troubles come, let us respond like men; let us show that we are not such little children as to be cast down by what may happen in this short time we walk the earth. Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is above the sky, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean; we will see the wreck of everything earthborn, and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.