If I could offer one-tenth of the profundity that Charles Spurgeon offers in his writings, I would consider myself a very blessed man. (I do anyway, but I would be even more blessed.) Although he went to his eternal home more than a century ago, Spurgeon’s words often pierce me.
Once again, I read something of his this morning that struck me. Spurgeon says that the Lord’s people belong to Him by His choice, His purchase and His conquest. In the context of purchase. he says, “There is no mortgage on His estate; no suits can be raised by opposing claimants, the price was paid in open court, and the Church is the Lord’s freehold (legal ownership of property) forever.” We are His beloved. We belong to Him forever.
Spurgeon goes on, in the context of conquest, to share these thoughts, “What a battle He had in us before we would be won! How long He laid siege to our hearts! How often He sent us terms of capitulation! but we barred our gates, and fenced our walls against Him.” Thank God that He didn’t give up on us… and still doesn’t.
What a good and loving God we serve. His patience and kindness are eternal. And we are His forever!