Faith's Checkbook, by C.H. Spurgeon Devotionals

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July 22

An Eternal Pledge
"And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the LORD"   (Hosea 2:19-20).

Betrothment unto the LORD! What an honor and a joy! My soul, is Jesus indeed thine by His own condescending betrothal? Then, mark it is forever. He will never break His engagement, much less sue out a divorce against a soul joined to Himself in marriage bonds.

Three times the LORD says, "I will betroth thee." What words He heaps together to set forth the betrothal! Righteousness comes in to make the covenant legal; none can forbid these lawful bans. Judgment sanctions the alliance with its decree: none can see folly or error in the match. Lovingkindness warrants that this is a love union, for without love betrothal is bondage and not blessedness. Meanwhile, mercy smiles and even sings; yea, she multiplies herself into "mercies" because of the abounding grace of this holy union.

Faithfulness is the registrar and records the marriage, and the Holy Spirit says "Amen" to it as He promises to teach the betrothal heart all the sacred knowledge needful for its high destiny, What a promise!

About Faith's Checkbook, by C.H. Spurgeon

Faith's Checkbook from C.H. Spurgeon is a popular daily Bible devotion.  This C.H. Spurgeon devotional offers wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life.  Life is full of unexpected events and daily Bible reading can help provide strength and guidance for those times when we need encouragement and guidance.  Reading daily devotions provides strength and encouragement in your daily walk with Jesus Christ.

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