Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 4th August

Over the next year, I thought I’d post a short reflection on Scripture from the great Baptist preacher Charles H. Spurgeon.

He Blesses and Keeps

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. (Numbers 6:24)

What a joy to abide under the divine blessing! This puts a gracious flavour into all things. If we are blessed, then all our possessions and enjoyments are blessed; yea, our losses and crosses and even our disappointments are blessed. God’s blessing is deep, emphatic, and effectual. A man’s blessing may begin and end in words, but the blessing of the Lord makes rich and sanctifies. The best wish we can have for our dearest friend is not “may prosperity attend thee,” but “the Lord bless thee.”

It is equally a delightful thing to be kept of God; kept by Him, kept near Him, kept in Him. They are kept indeed whom God keeps; they are preserved from evil; they are reserved unto boundless happiness. God’s keeping goes with His blessing, to establish it and cause it to endure.

May the rich blessing and sure keeping here pronounced come upon every reader who may at this moment be looking at these lines. Please breathe the text to God as a prayer for His servants.

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