Morning, May 28, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“These whom He justified, He also glorified.” — Romans 8:30
Here is a precious truth for you, believer. You may be poor, or in suffering, or unknown, but for your encouragement take a review of your “calling” and the consequences that flow from it, and especially that blessed result noted above. As surely as you are God’s child today, so surely shall all your trials soon be at an end, and you shall be rich to all the meanings of happiness. Wait awhile, and that weary head shall wear the crown of glory, and that hand that labored shall grasp the palm-branch of victory. Do not grieve over your troubles, but rather rejoice that before long you will be where “there shall be neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” The chariots of fire are at your door, and a moment will suffice to bear you to join the glorified. The everlasting song is almost on your lip. The portals of heaven stand open for you. Do not think that you can fail of entering into rest. If he has called you, nothing can divide you from his love. Distress cannot sever the bond; the fire of persecution cannot burn the link; the hammer of hell cannot break the chain. You are secure; that voice which called you at first, shall call you yet again from earth to heaven, from death’s dark gloom to immortality’s unspeakable splendors. Rest assured, the heart of him who has justified you beats with infinite love towards you. You shall soon be with the glorified, where your portion is; you are only waiting here to be made ready for the inheritance, and that done, the wings of angels shall carry you far away, to the mount of peace, and joy, and blessedness, where:
“Far from a world of grief and sin,
With God eternally shut in,”
thou shalt rest forever and ever.