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To The King Eternal

Day 3

I’ve been seeing Charles Spurgeon’s name and quotes pop up frequently in various Bible studies. Spurgeon was an English Baptist pastor in the late 1800s.  His first pastoral calling was when he was only 19 years old.  He was seen as a remarkable young man of faith with special speaking abilities.

In March, my son-in-law turned me on to the book, Spurgeon on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare.  It is six books of sermons in one.  The energy this pastor exuded through his speaking and writing is something to which any pastor would aspire.  He calls for bold faith, bold prayer, and grasping tightly to God for deliverance.  I want all of those.  Bold faith, without fear.  Bold prayer — pleading for the ones I love, the ones I meet, and our country.  And to grasp tightly to God in expectation of answered prayers.  One of Spurgeon’s sermons is titled, “To the King Eternal.”  For today’s praise, I’d like to share just a small portion of this sermon.

And don’t forget, this is a Praise Challenge — so be sure to add your praise for today in the comments!

“We would begin with adoration. We worship from our hearts the Three in One, the infinitely glorious Jehovah, the only living and true God. We adore the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. We are not yet ascended to the place where pure spirits behold the face of God, but we shall soon be there, perhaps much sooner than we think, and we would be there in spirit now, casting our crowns upon the glassy sea before the throne of the Infinite Majesty and ascribing glory and honour, and power and praise, and dominion and might to Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever.”

Charles Spurgeon, The Golden Key of Prayer, To the King Eternal

You can feel his love and adoration for God.  He longs to be with the Almighty in the most holy of places.  Can we all say the same for ourselves?  Do the people who see us each day see the Glory of God on our faces?  Do our family members feel the love of God bursting out from us and enveloping them?  That’s the kind of Christian I want to be.  I’m not there – yet.  But with God’s immeasurable grace and guidance I will be.

Please share your praise for God, our eternal King, today – who we adore and who we shall soon be with!

7 thoughts on “To The King Eternal”

  1. I praise God for His creation … and am reminded of the old hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation. O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation … join me in glad adoration!”.

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