Morning, February 23, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5

No promise is of personal interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one believer, he has said to all. When he opens a well for one, it is so that all may drink. When he opens a storehouse to give out food, there may be some single starving man who is the reason for it being opened, but all hungry believers may come and eat too. Whether he gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, does not matter, O believer; he has given it to you as one of the covenanted descendants. There is not a great blessing too lofty for you, nor a wide mercy too broad for you. Now lift up your eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is yours. Like Moses, climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all your own. There is not a brook of living water of which you may not drink. If the land flows with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are yours. Be bold to believe, for he has said, “I will never desert you, nor forsake you.” In this promise, God gives to his people everything. “I will never desert you.” Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is he mighty? He will show himself strong on the behalf of them that trust him. Is he love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one declaration, there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection morning, nothing in heaven which is not contained in this text—”I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”