As we have been studying I Kings, have you noticed how eager God was to bless Solomon and yet how completely Solomon missed the blessings? How does that happen to us today? Today’s devotional show you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 8:32 English Standard Version (ESV)
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“I am afraid that there are some persons who do not want to be instructed in the things of God; they are afraid of knowing too much. I know some good Christian people, — good in their way, — who cautiously avoid portions of Scripture that are contrary to their creed; and I know a good many more who, when they get hold of a text, stretch it a little, or squeeze it a little, to make it fit in with what they by prejudice conceive ought to be the truth; but that should not be your method or mine. Let us say, ‘Speak, Lord, and say to me what thou wilt. Whatever thou hast to say to me, Master, say on.’ The Lord Jesus may perhaps reply to us, ‘I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.’ Howbeit, it is for us to ask him to lead us into all truth. If there is a truth that quarrels with you, depend upon it there is something in you to quarrel with; you cannot alter the truth, the simplest way is to alter yourself.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 339]