Morning, January 9, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“I will be their God.” — Jeremiah 31:33
Christian! Here is all you can require. To make you happy you want something that shall satisfy you; and is not this enough? If you can pour this promise into your cup, will you not say, with David, “My cup runs over; I have more than a heart can wish”? When this is fulfilled, “I am your God”, are you not possessor of all things? Desire is insatiable as death, but he who fills all in all can fill it. Who can measure the capacity of our wishes? But the immeasurable wealth of God can more than overflow it. I ask you if you are not complete when God is yours? Do you want anything but God? Is his all-sufficiency not enough to satisfy you if all else should fail?
But you want more than quiet satisfaction; you desire joyful delight. Come, soul, here is music fit for heaven in this your portion, for God is the Maker of Heaven. Not all the music blown from melodious instruments, or drawn from living strings, can yield such melody as this precious promise, “I will be their God.” Here is a deep sea of enjoyment, a shoreless ocean of delight; come, bathe your spirit in it; swim an age, and you shall find no shore; dive throughout eternity, and you shall find no bottom. “I will be their God.” If this does not make your eyes sparkle, and your heart beat high with happiness, then assuredly your soul is not in a healthy state.
But you want more than present delights–you crave something concerning which you may exercise hope; and what more can you hope for than the fulfillment of this great promise, “I will be their God”? This is the masterpiece of all the promises; its enjoyment makes a heaven below, and will make a heaven above. Dwell in the light of your Lord, and let your soul be always overwhelmed with his love. Get out this rich meat which this portion yields you. Live up to your privileges, and rejoice with unspeakable joy.