Monday, July 27, 2009

Make Him Glad

Psalm 45:8
Whereby they have made Thee glad.


And who are thus privileged to make the Saviour glad? His church-His people. But is it possible? He makes us glad, but how can we make Him glad? By our love. Ah! we think it so cold, so faint; and so, indeed, we must sorrowfully confess it to be, but it is very sweet to Christ. Hear His own eulogy of that love in the golden Canticle: "How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine!" See, loving heart, how He delights in you. When you lean your head on His bosom, you not only receive, but you give Him joy; when you gaze with love upon His all-glorious face, you not only obtain comfort, but impart delight. Our praise, too gives Him joy-not the song of the lips alone, but the melody of the heart's deep gratitude. Our gifts, too, are very pleasant to Him; He loves to see us lay our time, our talents, our substance upon the altar, not for the value of what we give, but for the sake of the motive from which the gift springs. To Him the lowly offerings of His saints are more acceptable than the thousands of gold and silver. Holiness is like frankincense and myrrh to Him. Forgive your enemy, and you make Christ glad; distribute of your substance to the poor, and He rejoices; be the means of saving souls, and you give Him to see of the travail of His soul; proclaim His gospel, and you are a sweet savour unto Him; go among the ignorant and lift up the cross, and you have given Him honour. It is in your power even now to break the alabaster box, and pour the precious oil of joy upon His head, as did the woman of old, whose memorial is to this day set forth wherever the gospel is preached. Will you be backward then? Will you not perfume your beloved Lord with the myrrh and aloes, and cassis, of your heart's praise? Yes, ye ivory palaces, ye shall hear the songs of the saints!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

7 comments:

jAne said...

There's such truth and beauty in Spurgeon's words. He was mightily used by God - still is.

I printed this post to read while at the coast this week. :o)

jAne at tickleberry farm

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love Spurgeon's writings. They do so much for my spirit and I thank you for sharing with us this. Hope you have a great day in which many show their love for you. connie

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for this devotional from Spurgeon. I love reading them every morning.

Alan is doing well. Thank you so much for your prayers. We are getting ready to go to a dinner with some friends from church. I don't feel like eating much. Since the drama of this past weekend, my stomach has been on the puny side.

Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Cheryl

Peggy said...

Blessings Cathy...Oh that we would sing our praises, show our love & joy, give our gifts, be holy & forgive! Charles Spurgeon surely knew how we should live! Your beautiful songs honor Him with all of this as your gift to Him! Thank you Cathy for sharing & your sweet visit! I'm glad you loved the songs & hope you got the CDs out to enjoy some more!

Have a blessed week!

Saija said...

Spurgeon always had a good word to share, didn't he ...

hope you aren't too too hot there in your part of the world ... our cool spell continues ... but that's ok - we are weathering it well!

blessings on ya!

theshepherdshouse said...

Dear Cathy ~

Thank you for sharing this wonderful devotional!

I hope you have a lovely week!

Blessings,
Sharon

LisaShaw said...

I very much enjoyed this. Charles Spurgeon's writings are always a blessing. Thanks for sharing.

Love ya.