Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 20th August

Deliverance Not Limited

He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. (Job 5:19)

The rapid succession of trials is one of the sorest tests of faith. Before we have recovered from one blow it is followed by others, until we are staggered.

Still, the equally quick succession of deliverances is exceedingly cheering. New songs are rung out upon the anvil by the hammer of affliction, till we see in the spiritual world the antitype of “the Harmonious Blacksmith.” Our confidence is that when the Lord makes our trials six, six they will be and no more.

It may be that we have no rest day, for seven troubles come upon us. What then? “In seven no evil touch shall you.” Evil may roar at us, its hot breath may distress us, but its little finger cannot be laid upon us.

So we will meet the six or the seven troubles, and leave fear to those who have no Father, no Savior, and no Sanctifier.

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