March 29, 2016 Devotions No Comments


“He has said . . . ”

Hebrews 13:5

f we can only grasp these words by faith, we have an all-conquering weapon in our hand. What doubt will not be slain by this two-edged sword? What fear is there which shall not fall smitten with a deadly wound before this arrow from the bow of God’s covenant? Will not the distresses of life and the pangs of death, will not the corruptions within and the snares without, will not the trials from above and the temptations from beneath all seem but light afflictions, when we can hide ourselves beneath the bulwark of “He has said”?

Yes. Whether for delight in our quietude or for strength in our conflict, “He has said” must be our daily resort. And this may teach us the extreme value of searching the Scriptures. There may be a promise in the Word that would exactly fit your case, but you may not know of it, and therefore you miss its comfort. You are like prisoners in a dungeon, and there may be one key in the bunch that would unlock the door, and you might be free—but if you will not look for it, you may remain a prisoner still, though liberty is so near at hand. There may be a potent medicine in the great pharmacopoeia of Scripture, and you may yet continue sick unless you examine and search the Scriptures to discover what “He has said.”

Should you not, besides reading the Bible, store your memories richly with the promises of God? You can recollect the sayings of great men, you treasure up the verses of renowned poets—ought you not to be profound in your knowledge of the words of God so that you may be able to quote them readily when you would solve a difficulty, or overthrow a doubt?

Since “He has said” is the source of all wisdom and the fountain of all comfort, let it dwell in you richly as “A well of water, springing up unto everlasting life.” So shall you grow healthy, strong, and happy in the divine life.

Adapted from Morning and Evening

by Charles Spurgeon