Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hope, yet no hope. No hope, yet hope no hope.

Hope, yet no hope. No hope, yet hope

‘And they said, there is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.’ Jeremiah 18:12

Suggested Further Reading: Job 8:11–9:2

Most men must have a secret hope somewhere of a false kind; for, look at the way in which they are employing themselves. 

Surely those men must have some fictitious hope somewhere, or they would not act as they do. We see many busy about their persons, decorating themselves when their soul is in ruin; like a man painting the front door when the house is in flames. 

Surely they must harbour some baseless hope which makes them thus insensible. We see men who do not quail and tremble, though they profess to believe the Bible which tells them that God is angry with them every day. 

Surely their quietness of heart must arise from some secret hope lurking in their spirits. The rope of mercy is cast to the sinner, and he will not lay hold of it. Surely he cannot be such a fool as to love to die; he must have some hope somewhere that he can swim by his own exertions, and it is this hopefulness of the man in himself that is his ruin and destruction. 

Until you are completely separate from all consciousness of hope in yourself, there is no hope that the gospel will ever be any power to you; but when you shall throw up your hands like a drowning man, feeling, ‘It is all over with me: I am lost, unless a stronger than I shall interpose,’ then there is hope for you. 

If we can once get you to say, ‘One thing I know, I cannot save myself. One thing I feel, I must have a stronger arm than mine to rescue me from ruin,’ when you have come to this, we will begin to rejoice over you, and may God grant that our rejoicing may not be in vain.

For meditation: 
Christians may sometimes imagine that God has deserted them (Psalm 10:1), but he will not disappoint them (Psalm 10:14,17 ). Unbelievers are the ones to be pitied; despite ignoring God, they delude themselves that all is well (Psalm 10:4,6,11,13).

Sermon no. 684==8 April (1866)

Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Copyright Statement, This resource was produced before 1923 and therefore is considered in the 
"Public Domain". ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
 The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, without acquiring any monetary reward. God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way .. ( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ... Blessings to all of YOu and rejoice in the SUBLIME AND INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD !!! 

 if you like to visit my others blogs, just copy the link and put it in to your browser or highlight it and do a right click to go the the address ( clicking is not working sorry)..... 
Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends... 
Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post, or using the share link.. 


 Copyright Policy: 
 We respect copyright laws and are committed to remove any copyright infringing material from our website. If you find any content on our website which infringes your copyrighted work, please contact us, we’ll be happy to verify and remove such content. Please do provide us the following details: 1) Your name, E-mail Address. 2) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on your website. 3) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on our website. 041312

No comments:

Post a Comment