Not Left To Perish

03 Mar

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither will thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (Psalm 16:10)

This word has it proper fulfillment in the Lord Jesus; but it applies also, with a variation, to all who are in Him. Our soul shall not be left in the separate state, and our body, though it see corruption, shall rise again. The general meaning, rather than the specific application, is that to which we would call our readers’ thoughts at this particular time.

We may descend in spirit very low till we seem to be plunged in the abyss of hell; but we shall not be left there. We may appear to be at death’s door in heart, and soul, and consciousness; but we cannot remain there. Our inward death as to joy and hope may proceed very far; but it cannot run on to its full consequences, so as to reach the utter corruption of black despair, We may go very low, but not lower than the Lord permits; we may stay in the lowest dungeon of doubt for a while, but we shall not perish there. The star of hope is still in the sky when the night is blackest. The Lord will not forget us and hand us over to the enemy. Let us rest in hope, We have to deal with One whose mercy endureth forever. Surely, out of death, and darkness, and despair we shall yet arise to life, light, and liberty.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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2 responses to “Not Left To Perish

  1. TJ Petri

    March 3, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Good post! For some reason as I read this I think of the part in the movie ” The Passion of the Christ” where Christ was told by Pilate ( I think Pilot) that he had the power to let him live or die. Christ looked up and said something about him having no power except the Father allowed and that he could call 10.000 angels down in a second . Dark times never last, when you have your hope and peace in Christ. Dark times will remain in our hope remains in people, places, things, money, health, etc..people come and go, jobs come and go and health comes and goes, but God is the same -yesterday, today and forever! Amen.


    • Levi Thetford

      March 3, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Great comment and I agree with all. He is God. Thank you!



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