Morning, December 11, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Heaven is a place where we shall never sin; where we shall cease our constant watch against an unrelenting enemy, because there will be no tempter to trip us up. There the wicked cease from troubling us, and the weary are at rest. Heaven is the “undefiled inheritance;” it is the land of perfect holiness, and therefore of complete security. But do not the believers even on earth sometime taste the joys of perfect security? The doctrine of God’s word holds that all who are in union with the Lamb are safe; that all the righteous shall continue on their way; that those who have committed their souls to the keeping of Christ shall find him a faithful and unchangeable preserver. Sustained by such a doctrine we can enjoy security even on earth; not that high and glorious security which renders us free from every slip, but that holy security which arises from the sure promise of Jesus that none who believe in him shall ever perish, but shall be with him where he is. Believer, let us often reflect with joy on the truth that “nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord,” and honor the faithfulness of our God by a holy confidence in him.

May our God bring home to you a sense of your safety in Christ Jesus! May he assure you that your name is inscribed on his hand; and whisper in your ear the promise, “Fear not, I am with you.” Look upon him, the great Guarantor of the covenant, as faithful and true, and, therefore, bound and commissioned to present you, the weakest of the family, with all the chosen race, before the throne of God; and in such a sweet reverie you will drink the juice of the spiced wine of the Lord’s pomegranate, and taste the elegant fruits of Paradise. You will have a foretaste of the enjoyments which delight the souls of the perfected saints above, if you can believe with unwavering faith that “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”