Agonizomai: The Everlasting Arms

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Everlasting Arms
"Forsake me not. Father, forsake not thy child, lest he fall by the hand of the enemy. Shepherd, forsake not thy lamb, lest he wander from the safety of the fold. Great Husbandman, forsake not thy plant, lest it wither and die. 'Forsake me not, O Lord,' now; and forsake me not at any moment of my life. Forsake me not in my joys, lest they absorb my heart. Forsake me not in my sorrows, lest I murmur against thee. Forsake me not in the day of my repentance, lest I lose the hope of pardon, and fall into despair; and forsake me not in the day of my strongest faith, lest faith degenerate into presumption. Forsake me not, for without thee I am weak, but with thee I am strong. Forsake me not, for my path is dangerous, and full of snares, and I cannot do without thy guidance. The hen forsakes not her brood, do thou then evermore cover me with thy feathers, and permit me under thy wings to find my refuge. ‘Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.’ ‘Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!’"

Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening” - Morning, May 24th

2 Comments:

Blogger ndmb said...

Whether he makes you want to repent or praise, Spurgeon always makes you want to worship. Love it.

10:10 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Nick,

Yup! And you never had to worry about inappropriate material or words issuing from his pulpit. Never. Not even when he was just a young sprig of a preacher.

All the contention with him was on account of the gospel itself.


Blessings,


Tony

10:22 pm  

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