Charles Spurgeon is one of the great preachers of all time. This devotional came from “Morning and Evening.” I have edited the content in modern day language but kept the original meaning of the passage.
1. Constant fellowship with Christ is a certain cure for every ill.
2. If there is trouble or heartache in your life, close fellowship with the Lord Jesus will take the bitterness from it. If you have an excessive amount of worldly pleasure, He will take the false satisfaction from it.
3. If you live near Jesus, it doesn’t matter whether you live on the mountain of honor or in the valley of humiliation.
4. Living near to Jesus, you are covered with the wings of God, and underneath you are the everlasting arms.
5. Don’t let anything keep you from that holy communication.
6. Don’t be content with fellowship now and then, but seek always to keep His company, for only in His presence do you have either comfort or safety.
7. Jesus should not be a friend we call on now and then, but one with whom we walk constantly.
8. You have a difficult road before you to heaven. Don’t travel that road without your guide.
9. You have to pass through the fiery furnace. Don’t enter it unless, like -Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – you have the Son of God to be your companion.
10. You have to storm the Jericho of your own corruptions. Don’t attempt the warfare until, like Joshua, you have seen the Captain of the Lord’s host, with his sword drawn in his hand.
11. You will meet the Esau of your many temptations. Don’t meet him until at Jabbok’s brook you have laid hold of the angel, and prevailed.
12. In every case, in every condition, you will need Jesus. But most of all, you need Him when the iron gates of death open to you.
13. Keep close to your soul’s Husband. lean your head on him, ask to be refreshed with the spiced wine of his pomegranate, and you shall be found of Him at the last, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.
14. Seeing you have lived with him, and lived in him here, you shall abide with him forever.