Morning, February 15, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.” — 2 Peter 3:18

Heaven will be full of the ceaseless praise of Jesus. Eternity! Your unnumbered years shall speed along their everlasting course, but forever and forever, “to him be the glory.” Is he not a “Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek?” “To him be the glory.” Is he not king forever? Is he not King of kings and Lord of lords, the everlasting Father? “To him be the glory forever.” His praises shall never cease. That which was bought with blood deserves to last while immortality endures. The glory of the cross must never be eclipsed; the luster of his grave and of his resurrection must never be dimmed. O Jesus! You shall be praised forever. As long as immortal spirits live—as long as the Father’s throne endures—forever, forever, to you shall be glory. Believer, you are anticipating the time when you shall join the believers above in ascribing all glory to Jesus; but are you glorifying him now? The apostle’s words are, “To him be glory both now and to the day of eternity.” Will you make it your prayer this day? “Lord, help me to glorify you; I am poor; help me to glorify you by contentment; I am sick; help me to give you honor by patience; I have talents; help me to extol you by spending them for you; I have time; Lord, help me to redeem it, that I may serve you; I have a heart; Lord, let that heart feel no love but yours, and glow with no flame but affection for you; I have a mind; Lord, help me to think of you and for you. You have put me in this world for something; Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work out my life purpose. I cannot do much; but as the widow put in her two pennies, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity also into your treasury. I am all yours; take me, and enable me to glorify you now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have.”