Faith’s Checkbook by C.H. Spurgeon for Thursday November 16, 2006

Weapons Doomed to Fail

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. (Isaiah 54:17)

There is great clatter in the forges and smithies of the enemy. They are making weapons wherewith to smite the saints. They could not even do as much as this if the Lord of saints did not allow them; for He has created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire. But see how busily they labor! How many swords and spears they fashion! It matters nothing, for on the blade of every weapon you may read this inscription: It shall not Prosper.

But now listen to another noise: it is the strife of tongues. Tongues are more terrible instruments than can be made with hammers and anvils, and the evil which they inflict cuts deeper and spreads wider. What will become of us now? Slander, falsehood, insinuation, ridicule-these are poisoned arrows; how can we meet them? The Lord God promises us that, if we cannot silence them, we shall, at least, escape from being ruined by them. They condemn us for the moment, but we shall condemn them at last and forever. The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped, and their falsehoods shall be turned to the honor of those good men who suffered by them.

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7 thoughts on “Faith’s Checkbook by C.H. Spurgeon for Thursday November 16, 2006

  1. And your posts are so balaced, lifting, warning, ecouraging, reproving, and most of all exalting our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    God continue to use you Mike!

  2. Cristina,

    Yes, that’s the right perspective and is the primary purpose of God allowing suffering in our lives. Without the suffering we would be spoiled brats.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

  3. I’ve been staying away from your site and others because I have had rebellion in my heart and I knew that you would have something to say to convict me. Instead, God has convicted me and has graciously brought to rememberance His unfailing love for me and all His children through your post. Really, God does use everything that Satan trys to throw at us to teach us and bring us closer to Him. Nothing shall pluck us from His hand, nothing shall pluck us from His hand for He has inscribed us there on His palms and His rememberance of us, His children, is continual. Please pray for me, your sister in Christ, sarah.

  4. The ultimate reflection of humility, Sarah. Admitting to a sin that no one can see and that no one could know. Sensitivity like that is a gift of grace that the enemy hates but through which our Lord receives glory…and brothers in Christ like me are edified. Thank you.

  5. Sarah, my dear sister in Christ! Your humility in posting you c omment is a clear example for us all to become unworldly in our approach to each other and all those God brings into our paths. Your example of transparency is refreshing. As Rick said, it is edifying to see God’s Spirit working in your heart like this.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

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