Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 26th September

Among the Redeemed
 
Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. (Numbers 23:9)

Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them?

The Lord would have His people follow a separate path as to the world. We are set apart by the divine decree, purchase, and calling, and our inward experience has made us greatly to differ from men of the world; and therefore, our place is not with them, but in the narrow way where all true pilgrims must follow their Lord.

This may not only reconcile us to the world’s cold shoulder and sneers, but our names are not in the same book; we are not of the same seed; we are not bound for the same place; neither are we trusting to the same guide.

Therefore, it is well that we are not of their number. Only let us be found in the number of the redeemed, and we are content to be off and solitary to the end of the chapter.

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