Free eBook for WordSearch – According to Promise The Lord’s method of dealing with His chosen people by Charles Haddon Spurgeon ($5 after 7.24.2015)
It would be very difficult to say how far a man may go in religion, and yet die in his sins; how much he may look like an heir of heaven, and yet be a child of wrath. Many unconverted men have a belief which is similar to faith, and yet it is not true faith. Certain persons exhibit pious affections which have the warmth of spiritual love, but are quite destitute of gracious life. Every grace can be counterfeited, even as jewels can be imitated. As paste gems are wonderfully like the real stones, so sham graces are marvellously like the work of the Spirit of God. In soul matters a man will need to have all his wits about him, or he will soon deceive his own heart. It is to be feared that many are already mistaken, and will never discover their delusion till they lift up their eyes in the world of woe, where their disappointment will be terrible indeed.
These promises are for every believer, yet each will admit to not fully experiencing what is promised. Charles Spurgeon helps us to appreciate that all God’s promises are the birthright of each Christian. It is not presumptuous or unreal to expect to enjoy what God has promised for us. We are to measure what the Lord can do by His generous promises rather than by our selfish level of expectation. In According to Promise, Spurgeon affirms his concrete and unshakable faith in the veracity of God’s covenant promises to His elect.