Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 21st October

God’s Multiplication Table

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time. (Isaiah 60:22)

Works for the Lord often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. Feebleness educates faith, brings God near, and wins glory for His name. A mustard seed is the smallest among seeds, and yet it becomes a treelike plant, with branches which lodge the birds of heaven. We may begin with one, and that “a little one,” and yet it will “become a thousand.” The Lord is great at the multiplication table. How often did He say to His lone servant, “I will multiply thee!” Trust in the Lord.

“A small one.” Only one star shines out at first in the evening, but soon the sky is crowded with countless lights.

“I, the LORD, will hasten it in his time.” It will be all in due time, but yet there will be no delay. When the Lord hastens, His speed is glorious.

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