29 September 2013


Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Gospel of the Kingdom, Pilgrim Publications, page 22.
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." 
Matthew 5:6

They are not full of their own righteousness, but long for more and more of that which comes from above. They pine to be right themselves both with God and man, and they long to see righteousness have the upper hand all the world over.

Such is their longing for goodness, that it would seem as if both the appetites of “hunger and thirst” were concentrated in their one passion for righteousness. Where God works such an insatiable desire, we may be quite sure that he will satisfy it; yea, fill it to the brim.

In contemplating the righteousness of God, the righteousness of Christ, and the victory of righteousness in the latter days, we are more than filled. In the world to come the satisfaction of the “man of desires” will be complete.

Nothing here below can fill an immortal soul; and since it is written, “They shall be filled,” we look forward with joyful confidence to a heaven of holiness with which we shall be satisfied eternally.

1 comment:

donsands said...

Oh my what a joy filled my heart with these words from the "prince of preachers"! I actually wept tears of joy; which I think have been here from early this morning at my church service where the worship and Word were focused on Christ and His promise that our sorrow will be turned to joy. John 16