A few days ago I received a book from my dear friend, Lonnie. Lonnie and I met on the men’s rafting trip with the Seacoast Men’s group. Lonnie is a Master of Survival, and I was going to learn from him. Then I got locked up. I told him what happened, and we have been keeping in touch through letters. He sent me the devotional “Morning & Evening” by Charles Spurgeon. He was a very well known baptist preacher in the mid to late 1800s. He died in 1892. The version I have is the KJV edition.
I love this devotional! It is in the authentic English-speaking language of the 1800’s. I was reading the morning devotional for today (Feb 14, 2015) and it touched me. I was going to put his message in my own words, but instead I decided to just copy the whole devotional on paper, word for word, because I felt like I couldn’t do justice. Please take the time to read this message by Charles Spurgeon.
“And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of he King, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.” –2 Kings 25:30.
“”Jehoiachin was not sent away from the King’s palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really wants. We do not need tomorrow’s supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are as yet unborn. The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet; if we have enough for each day as the days arrive, we shall never know want. Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy. We can not eat or drink or wear more than the day’s supply of food and raiment; the surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveler, but a bundle of staves is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast, but it is all that the veriest glutton an truly enjoy. This is all that we should expect; a craving for more than this is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more, we should be content with his daily allowance. Jehoiachin’s case is ours. We have a sure portion, a portion given us of the King, a gracious portion and a perpetual portion. Here is surely ground for thankfulness.
Beloved Christian Reader, in matters of grace you need a daily supply. You have no store of strength. Day by Day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance that a daily portion is provided for you. In the word, through the ministry, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God you shall receive renewed strength. In Jesus all needful things are laid up for you. Then enjoy your continual allowance. Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy.”
— Charles Spurgeon
Read 2 Kings 25: 27-30
Note from Mom: This is amazing. I read this article today: http://www.trueactivist.com/shes-69-and-hasnt-used-money-for-15-years-and-has-never-been-happier/ (and told my husband about it)