Making Your Calling and Election Sure

One of my practices while doing my devotional reading is “marking” some passage or some quotation I read with the intention of using it later – usually in a sermon / bible study I am preparing. This morning while searching my archives for one of those “earmarked” thoughts, I came across the following. It is another of the numberless, eloquent gems from the “Prince of Preachers'” and so well written that I have found myself reading & re-reading it over and over the last few minutes. In regard to the simple but profound truth this communicates, I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Peter: (2Peter 1:12, paraphrased) “…though you know these things, I will not be negligent to put you in remembrance of them.” Therefore, I pass this along with the hope it will bless you as at has me. Enjoy and “muse” awhile ~
“Do not rest, O believer, till thou hast a full assurance of thine interest in Jesus. Let nothing satisfy thee till, by the infallible witness of the Holy Spirit bearing witness with thy spirit, thou art certified that thou art a child of God. Oh, trifle not here; let no ‘perhaps’ and ‘peradventure’ and ‘if’ and ‘maybe’ satisfy thy soul. Build on eternal verities, and verily build upon them. Get the sure mercies of David, and surely get them. Let thine anchor be cast into that which is within the veil, and see to it that thy soul be linked to the anchor by a cable that will not break. Advance beyond these dreary ‘ifs’; abide no more in the wilderness of doubts and fears; cross the Jordan of distrust, and enter the Canaan of peace, where the Canaanite still lingers, but where the land ceaseth not to flow with milk and honey.” (Spurgeon)
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