Morning, September 19, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free.” — Galatians 5:1
This “freedom” makes us free to heaven’s charter–the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” You are free to enjoy that. Here is another: “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you”; you are free to enjoy that. You are a welcome guest at the table of his promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please, without delay or hindrance. Come in faith and you are welcome to all the covenant blessings. There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld. In the depths of tribulations let this freedom comfort you; amidst waves of distress let it cheer you; when sorrows surround you let it be your comfort. This is your Father’s token of love; you are free to it at all times. You are also free to come to the throne of grace. It is the believer’s privilege to have access at all times to his heavenly Father. Whatever our desires, our difficulties, our wants, we are at liberty to lay all out before him. It doesn’t matters how much we may have sinned, we may ask and expect pardon. It means nothing how poor we are, we may declare his promise that he will provide all things we need. We have permission to approach his throne at all times–in midnight’s darkest hour, or in midday’s most burning heat. Exercise your right, O believer, and live up to your privilege. You are free to all that is treasured up in Christ–wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It doesn’t matter what your need is, for there is a complete supply in Christ, and it is there for you. O what a “freedom” is yours! Freedom from condemnation, freedom to the promises, freedom to the throne of grace, and at last freedom to enter heaven!