Christ Is Sufficient
A very present help—Psalm 46:1 (NASB).
Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, you do not make use of Christ as you ought to.
When you are in trouble, why do you not tell him all your grief? Has he not a sympathizing heart, and can he not comfort and relieve you? No, you are going around to all your friends, except your best Friend, and telling your tale everywhere except into the bosom of your Lord.
Are you burdened with this day’s sins? Here is a fountain filled with blood: use it, saint, use it. Has a sense of guilt returned upon you? The pardoning grace of Jesus may be proved again and again. Come to him at once for cleansing. Do you deplore your weakness? He is your strength: why not lean upon him?
Do you feel naked? Come here, soul; put on the robe of Jesus’ righteousness. Don’t stand looking at it, but wear it. Strip off your own righteousness, and your own fears too: put on the fair white linen, for it was meant to wear.
Do you feel sick? Pull the night-bell of prayer, and call up the Beloved Physician! He will give the cordial that will revive you.
You are poor, but then you have “a kinsman, a mighty man of wealth.” What! will you not go to him, and ask him to give you of his abundance, when he has given you this promise, that you shall be joint heir with him, and has made over all that he is and all that he has to be yours?
There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for his people to make an exhibit of him, and not to use him. He loves to be employed by us. The more burdens we put on his shoulders, the more precious will he be to us.
About the author and the source
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) was an eminent and successful preacher in London. He preached a great Savior, and that is evident in his devotional writings such as this reading from his classic book Morning and Evening.
Charles H. Spurgeon. Morning and Evening; Daily Readings.