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June 24

Psalms 58; Acts 5:17-42

Thought From Today’s Old Testament Passage:

“The God of my mercy shall prevent me.” Psalm lix. 10.

Let me utter a great saying, worth your treasuring up—if any one saint should have all the wants of all the saints in the world put upon him, and if his necessities should be so great that nothing would supply them but the whole of the infinite mercy which fills the heart of God, that child of God should have all the mercy which the Lord Himself can dispense. Great as your necessities may be, my dear brethren, all the mercy that is in God belongs to you, and is engaged to meet your case. Let me put it in another light; if there were no other person in the world but you, and God loved you infinitely and alone, would He not be able to do much for you if all His omnipotence was devoted to your good, and if all the thoughts of His grace centred upon you, and you were the focus of all His wise and loving purposes? “Oh, yes,” say you, “I should be favoured indeed.” You are just as favoured as that, for the multiplicity of the objects of divine love necessitates no diminution to any one. God can love a million and love each one as intensely as if there were but one to be favoured. Our little minds are distracted with many objects…. but the full concentrated love of the Eternal God is set upon each one of His dear children. God is entirely yours, and not half of God; the Saviour is yours, not a part of the Saviour; God is all, and that all belongs to you in Jesus Christ. Is there not comfort here? “The God of my mercy.”

(Charles H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the Bible (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI: 1962), Vol. 2, page 645)

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