Morning, February 28, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope [expectation, KJV] is from Him.” — Psalm 62:5
It is the believer’s privilege to use this language. If he is expecting anything at all from the world, it is a poor “expectation” indeed. But if he looks to God for the supply of his needs, whether in temporal or spiritual blessings, his expectation will not be a hopeless one. Constantly he may draw from the bank of faith, and get his need supplied out of the riches of God’s lovingkindness. This I know, I would rather have God for my banker than all the Rothschilds. My Lord never fails to honor his promises; and when we bring them to his throne, he never sends them back unanswered. Therefore, I will wait only at his door, for he always opens it with the hand of generous grace. At this hour I will try him anew. But we have expectations and hopes beyond this life. We shall die soon; and then our “hope is from him.” Do we not expect that when we lie upon the bed of sickness he will send angels to carry us to his embrace? We believe that when the pulse is faint, and the heart heaves heavily, some angelic messenger shall stand and look with loving eyes upon us, and whisper, “Sister spirit, come away!” As we approach the heavenly gate, we expect to hear the welcome invitation, “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” We are expecting harps of gold and crowns of glory; we are hoping soon to be among the assembly of shining ones before the throne; we are looking forward and longing for the time when we shall be like our glorious Lord–for “We shall see him as he is.” Then if these are your expectations and hope, O my soul, live for God; live with the desire and resolve to glorify him from whom comes all your supplies, and of whose grace in your election, redemption, and calling you receive an expectation and hope of coming glory.