Evening, August 22, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“The unsearchable riches of Christ.” — Ephesians 3:8
My Master has riches beyond the sum of arithmetic, the measurement of reason, the dream of imagination, or the eloquence of words. They are unsearchable! You may look, and study, and ponder, but Jesus is a greater Savior than you think him to be when your thoughts consider the greatest. My Lord is more ready to pardon than you are to sin, more able to forgive than you are to disobey. My Master is more willing to supply your needs than you are to confess them. Never tolerate little thoughts of my Lord Jesus. When you put the crown on his head, you will at best crown him with silver when he deserves gold. My Master has riches of happiness to bestow upon you now. He can make you to lie down in green pastures, and lead you beside still waters. There is no music like the music of his pipe, when he is the Shepherd and you are the sheep, and you lie down at his feet. There is no love like his; neither earth nor heaven can match it. To know Christ and to be found in him–Oh! This is life, this is joy, this is a fine steak, wine aged and well refined. My Master does not treat his servants impolitely; he gives to them as a king gives to another king. He gives them two heavens: A heaven below in serving him here, and a heaven above in delighting in him forever. His unsearchable riches will be best known in eternity. He will give all you need on the way to heaven; your place of defense shall be the fortification of rocks, your bread shall be given you, and your waters shall be abundant; but it is there, there, where you shall hear the song of them that triumph, the shout of them that feast, and shall have a face-to-face view of the glorious and beloved One. The unsearchable riches of Christ! This is the tune for the musicians of earth, and the song for the harpers of heaven. Lord, teach us more and more of Jesus, and we will tell out the good news to others.