Daily Devotions with Spugeon: 26th October

Because of Us

For the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. (Matthew 24:22)

For the sake of His elect, the Lord withholds many judgments and shortens others. In great tribulations the fire would devour all were it not that, out of regard to His elect, the Lord damps the flame.

What an honour is thus put upon saints! How diligently they ought to use their influence with their Lord! He will hear their prayers for sinners and bless their efforts for their salvation. Many a sinner lives because of the prayers of a mother, or wife, or daughter to whom the Lord has respect.

Have we used aright the singular power with which the Lord entrusts us? Do we pray for our country, for other lands, and for the age? Do we, in times of war, famine, pestilence, stand out as intercessors, pleading that the days may be shortened? Let us get to our knees and never rest till Christ appeareth.

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