Evening, October 7, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“Now on whom do you trust?” — Isaiah 36:5
Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer, and see if it is yours. “On whom do you trust?” “I trust,” says the Christian, “in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that he has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust him to provide for me in his foresight, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to his own house where many dwelling places are. I trust the Son. Genuine God of genuine God is he–the man Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice, and to clothe me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father’s throne, and I trust him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust him for what he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit–he has begun to save me from my inherited sins; I trust him to drive them all out; I trust him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my desires, to comfort my depression, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light forever.”
Oh, blessed trust! To trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never fade, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be challenged, and whose perfect goodness can never know a lessening! Happy are you, reader, if this trust is yours! So trusting, you shall enjoy precious peace now, and glory to come, and the foundation of your trust shall never be removed.