Quotes from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Charles Haddon Spurgeon ·  400 pages

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“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“If you will tell me when God permits a Christian to lay aside his armour, I will tell you when Satan has left off temptation. Like the old knights in war time, we must sleep with helmet and breastplate buckled on, for the arch-deceiver will seize our first unguarded hour to make us his prey. The Lord keep us watchful in all seasons, and give us a final escape from the jaw of the lion and the paw of the bear.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“He bequeaths us His manger, from which to learn how God came down to man, and His cross to teach us how man may go up to God.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“When we reach the hilltops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how shall we praise Him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank Him because He never held His peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon His hands, and carried our names upon His breastplate!”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Wherever Jesus may lead us, He goes before us. If we don’t know where we are going, we know with whom we go.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



“You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“The more unworthy you feel yourself to be, the more evidence have you that nothing but unspeakable love could have led the Lord Jesus to save such a soul as yours. The more demerit you feel, the clearer is the display of the abounding love of God in having chosen you, and called you, and made you an heir of bliss.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, he is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Forgive, as you hope to be forgiven.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



“The weak mind is irritated at a little: the strong mind bears it like a rock which moveth not, though a thousand breakers dash upon it, and cast their pitiful malice in spray upon its summit.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Come in, O strong and deep love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers, drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth bound soul, and float it right up to my Lord's feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed up by his love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to him that if he will put his ear to me, he will hear within my heart faint echoes of the vast waves of his own love which have brought me where it is my delight to lie, even at his feet for ever.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Jesus does not cherish an offense, loving us as well after the offense as before it.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us. Those old gnarlings on the root of the oak tree, and those strange twistings of the branches, all tell of the many storms that have swept over it, and they are also indicators of the depth into which the roots have forced their way. So the Christian is made strong, and firmly rooted by all the trials and storms of life. Shrink not then from the tempestuous winds of trial, but take comfort, believing that by their rough discipline God is fulfilling this benediction to you.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Keep back no part of the precious truth, but speak what you know, and testify what you have seen. Let not the toil or darkness, or possible unbelief of your friends, weigh one moment in the scale. Up, and be marching to the place of duty, and there tell what great things God has shown to your soul.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



“O, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus' marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Try this receipt, O believer, whenever thou art sad of heart and in heaviness of spirit: forget thyself and thy little concerns, and seek the welfare and prosperity of Zion. When thou bendest thy knee in prayer to God, limit not thy petition to the narrow circle of thine own life, tried though it be, but send out thy longing prayers for the church's prosperity, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem," and thine own soul shall be refreshed.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Happy are we to have God's Word always to guide us! What were the mariner without his compass? And what were the Christian without the Bible? This is the unerring chart, the map in which every shoal is described, and all the channels from the quicksands of destruction to the haven of salvation mapped and marked by one who knows all the way.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“May your character not be a writing upon the sand, but an inscription upon the rock!”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“My sins were the scourges which lacerated those blessed shoulders, and crowned with thorn those bleeding brows: my sins cried "Crucify him! crucify him!" and laid the cross upon his gracious shoulders. His being led forth to die is sorrow enough for one eternity: but my having been his murderer, is more, infinitely more, grief than one poor fountain of tears can express.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



“The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delights of his society.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Without oil the axle soon grows hot, and accidents occur; and if there be not a holy cheerfulness to oil our wheels, our spirits will be clogged with weariness.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“The smiles of His Father are all the sweeter to Him, because His people share them. The honours of His kingdom are more pleasing, because His people appear with Him in glory.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“When God does not answer His children according to the letter, He does so according to the spirit. If thou askest for coarse meal, wilt thou be angered because He gives thee the finest flour? If thou seekest bodily health, shouldst thou complain if instead thereof He makes thy sickness turn to the healing of spiritual maladies?”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“It may be all dark now, but it will soon be light; it may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness. What matters it though “weeping may endure for a night,” when “joy cometh in the morning?”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



“God never loses sight of the treasure which He has placed in our earthen vessels.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Some Christians seem to be accepted in their own experience, at least, that is their apprehension. When their spirit is lively, and their hopes bright, they think God accepts them, for they feel so high, so heavenly-minded, so drawn above the earth! But when their souls cleave to the dust, they are the victims of the fear that they are no longer accepted. If they could but see that all their high joys do not exalt them, and all their low despondencies do not really depress them in their Father’s sight, but that they stand accepted in One who never alters, in One who is always the one God loves, always perfect, always without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, how much happier they would be, and how much more they would honor the Savior!”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Prayer is the safest method of replying to a word of hatred.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away;" but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version


“He whose life is one even and smooth path, will see but little of the glory of the Lord, for he has few occasions of self-emptying, and hence, but little fitness for being filled with the revelation of God. They who navigate little streams and shallow creeks, know but little of the God of tempests; but they who "do business in great waters," these see his "wonders in the deep.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, quote from Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version



About the author

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Born place: in Kelvedon, Essex, The United Kingdom
Born date June 19, 1834
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