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Whom, When, How To Deliver

12 Jul

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. (2 Peter 2:9)

The godly are tempted and tried. That is not true faith which is never put to the test. But the godly are delivered out of their trials, and that not by chance, nor by secondary agencies, but by the Lord Himself. He personally undertakes the office of delivering those who trust Him. God loves the godly or godlike, and He makes a point of knowing where they are and how they fare.

Sometimes their way seems to be a labyrinth, and they cannot imagine how they are to escape from threatening danger. What they do not know, their Lord knows. He knows whom to deliver, and when to deliver, and how to deliver. He delivers in the way which is most beneficial to the godly, most crushing to the tempter, and most glorifying to Himself. We may leave the “how” with the Lord and be content to rejoice in the fact that He will, in some way or other, bring His own people through all the dangers, trials, and temptations for this mortal life to His own right hand in glory.

This day it is not for me to pry into my Lord’s secrets but patiently to wait His time, knowing this, that though I know nothing, my heavenly Father knows.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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2 responses to “Whom, When, How To Deliver

  1. K. Q. Duane

    July 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’m sure you wish, as I do, that we could have been present, at least once in our lives, to hear Spurgeon preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. He appears to have been quite an extraordinary preacher!

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    • Levi Thetford

      July 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

      I would have loved to have been there. He was quite extraordinary.

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