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Call on the Name of the Lord

Charles H. SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon:

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shalt be delivered” (Joel 12:32).

Why do I not call on His name? Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down and devise schemes and invent plans? Why not at once roll my-self and my burden upon the LORD? Straightforward is the best runner — why do I not run at once to the living God? In vain shall I look for deliverance anywhere else; but with God I shall find it; for here I have His royal “shall” to make it sure.

I need not ask whether I may call on Him or not, for that word whosoever is a very wide and comprehensive one. Whosoever means me, for it means anybody and everybody who calls upon God. I will therefore follow the leading of the text and at once call upon the glorious LORD who has made so large a promise.

My case is urgent, and I do not see how I am to be delivered; but this is no business of mine. He who makes the promise will find out ways and means of keeping it. It is mine to obey His commands; it is not mine to direct His counsels. I am His servant, not His solicitor. I call upon Him, and He will deliver me. (Faith’s Checkbook)


3 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.


  2. I love Spurgeon. I read him daily, and look at his bust on my desk. But it is Christ that he always directs me to. Thanks


    • Thank you for commenting Levi. I pray for God to give us more preachers today who will direct us to Christ.


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