The Drawings of Divine Love
by Charles H. Spurgeon
“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me
draw him and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the
prophets, And they shali be all taught of God. Every man therefore
that hath heard, and hath learacd of the Father, cometh unto me.”
— John 6:44, 45.
THERE is something here which troubles many seeking souls; they hear
the gospel preached in this manner, “Look and live,” or, “Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” This comforts them, and they
say to themselves, “This is a way in which we can run, we delight to be
told of salvation by faith in Christ.” By-and-by, they hear a discourse upon
our Savior’s words, “Ye must be born again,”…continue reading here
Sabbath Thoughts, from The Sunday At Home, Religious Tract Society,March 1st, 1880
LIFT UP YOUR EYES
Isaiah 40:26-27 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
The Lord who created and who upholds all the glorious fabric of the heavens, still speaks to his people by his works as well as by his word, reproving unbelief and strengthening faith by the mighty voice of creation in the firmament above. How can we suppose that our God forgets us? How dare we think that our “way is hid” from him? The thought only shows that we have never yet lifted up our eyes to the true sight of his power and glory.
We have “limited the Holy One of Israel;” we have pondered over our own small concerns till we almost thought that he was “altogether such a one as ourselves.” And all the while, he has been mightily displaying to us such a height and depth and breadth of gloy in the work of his hands above our heads, as might well have overwhelmed us and our poor feeble reasoning’s with an awful sense of his infinite power and majesty? “Why sayest though, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hd from the lord?” It is not our way that is hid from him, but his way that is hid from us; “There is no searching of his understanding!”
Blessed are those who can say of such a God, “We have known and believed th love that God hath to us!”