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Promises Are Realities
In the introduction to The Promises of God: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the English Standard Version by Charles Spurgeon, Tim Chester says:
A promise from God is like a check payable to order. It is given to the believer with the view of delivering to him some good thing. We are not meant to read it at our leisure and then forget about it. No, we are to treat the promise as a reality, as someone treats a check. We are to take the promise and endorse it with our own name by personally receiving it as true.
We are to accept it by faith as our own. We seal the deal by believing that God is true to this particular word of promise. We go further, believing that we have the blessing by having the sure promise of it. And therefore we put our names to it to acknowledge the receipt of the blessing.
Through this seven-day devotional adapted from The Promises of God: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the English Standard Version by Charles Spurgeon and revised by Tim Chester, reflect on specific promises of God from Scripture that strengthened Spurgeon’s own heart in times of severe depression and suffering.
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