Saturday, January 5, 2013

Do You Stand Or Lay Prostrate on the Promises of God

C. H. Spurgeon illustrated this truth in a sermon by saying,

“But let me tell you what is the best way of living in the world. I have heard that a gentleman said to a negro, “I can’t think how it is you are always so happy in the Lord, and I am often downcast.” “Why Massa,” said he, “I throw myself flat down on the promise—there I lie; you stand on the promise—you have a little to do with it, and down you go when the wind comes, and then you cry, ‘Oh! I am down;’ whereas I go flat on the promise at once, and that is why I fear no fall.” Then let us always say, “Lord there is the promise; it is thy business to fulfill it.” Down I go on the promise flat! no standing up for me. That is where you should go—prostrate on the promise: and remember, every promise is a rock, an unchanging thing. Therefore, at his feet cast yourself, and rest there forever.”

C. H. Spurgeon, The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. I (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1855), 4.
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