Love and Seek True Wisdom (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Love and Seek True Wisdom
August 23
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17)

Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who diligently seeks her. What is true of wisdom in general is specially true of wisdom embodied in our Lord Jesus. Him we are to love and to seek, and in return we shall enjoy His love and find Himself.
Our business is to seek Jesus early in life. Happy are the young whose morning is spent with Jesus! It is never too soon to seek the Lord Jesus. Early seekers make certain finders. We should seek Him early by diligence. Thriving tradesmen are early risers, and thriving saints seek Jesus eagerly. Those who find Jesus to their enrichment give their hearts to seeking Him. We must seek Him first, and thus earliest. Above all things Jesus. Jesus first and nothing else even as a bad second.
The blessing is that He will be found. He reveals Himself more and more clearly to our search…. Happy men who seek One who, when He is found, remains with them forever, a treasure growingly precious to their hearts and understandings.
Lord Jesus, I have found Thee; be found of me to an unutterable degree of joyous satisfaction.

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It’s All About “the Why!”

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The Eunuch’s Journey

I love reading this story.  It is such a blessing to read how the Lord speaks to hearts in different ways.  There are so many beautiful stories in God’s word, which is the best of best books to read.


​And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

  Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

  Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 

 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

  And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

  The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

  Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 

And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

  And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

  And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:26‭-‬39 KJV

How did the Lord touch your heart?

 It was on a Sunday night for me.  I was under deep conviction all day.  When the preaching was over Sunday night, I stepped out and to the alter I went. Praying, I confessed my sins and gave my heart to Jesus.  How forgiving and how merciful our Lord is!

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 KJV

Savor His Word – Daily Prompt 

When I put something into my mouth that taste so good, I just want to take a moment and savor that flavor of what I just tasted.

I can look at God’s word as I  read and take a moment to  meditate upon what I’ve read.   Just wanting to savor  His Word into my heart. To soak it in.  I am sure king David savored every moment he had, when he said in Psalm 121 “I will left up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help…” or in Psalm 23 ” The Lord is my shepherd. …”.  We have been given so much through his word and just being able to have his word that we might feast upon it, to savor it.  What a great blessing that is!  

Lord, help me to savor every monent.

 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Proverbs 30:5 KJV

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Time to Pluck Up

Every spring my husband gets busy with the garden.  You can tell he really enjoys doing it, until the weather gets to hot. 

We had a great crop of squash and tomatoes.  The deer got to the green beans so we only got a little bit of them until they devoured them. 

What a bleasing it is to see the way the Lord provides through a garden.  And with plenty to share that which has been plucked.

Its a blessing to see the smiles on those you share your fresh vegetables with.

 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Ecclesiastes 3:2 KJV

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Lest Thou Dash

Because thou hast made the Lord , which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psalms 91:9‭-‬12 KJV

Isn’t it amazing how the Lord watches over us every day.

We take trips,  go to town, or drive down the road to visit a loved one thirty minutes away and the Lord sees us home safely.  What a blessing that is.

I try to make it a habit, when I turn onto our road home,  that I thank the Lord for a safe trip.

He is worthy to be praised.

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