This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Charles Spurgeon. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Spurgeon” in the search box to read more entries.
Sweeter And Sweeter
Therefore, to you who believe, [Jesus] is precious. (1 Peter 2:7)
The preciousness of Christ is connected in the Scriptures with a believing people. The Bible never expects that without faith men will glorify Christ. For, dear brothers and sisters, it is by faith that the value of Christ is perceived. You cannot see Christ by mere reason, for the natural man is blind to the things of the Spirit. You may study the evangelists themselves, but you will never get to see the real Christ who is precious to believers except by a personal act of faith in Him. … An ounce of faith is better than a ton of learning! …
By faith the Lord Jesus is more and more tasted and proved and becomes more and more precious. In proportion as we taste our Lord, He will rise in our esteem. … The more afflictions a believer endures, the more he discovers the sustaining power of Christ, and therefore the more precious Christ becomes to him. …
Every time you give way to skepticism and critical questioning, you lose a sip of sweetness.
From Christ Precious To Believers
Oh, how sweet Jesus is!
Have you tasted and discovered this for yourself?