Canaan on earth

“For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of
Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it
with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But the land, whither ye go to possess
it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are
always upon it, from the beginning of the year, even unto the end of the
year.” Deuteronomy 11:10-12

Suggested Further Reading: Psalm 139:1-12

We have come now, beloved, to the end of another year—to the threshold of
another period of time, and have marched another year’s journey through the
wilderness. Come, now! In reading this verse over, can you say Amen to it?
“The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon you, from the beginning of the
year even unto the end of the year.” Some of you say, “I have had deep
troubles this year.” “I have lost a friend,” says one. “Ah!” says another, “I
have been impoverished this year.” “I have been slandered”, cries another. “I
have been exceedingly vexed and grieved”, says another. “I have been
persecuted,” says another. Well, beloved, take the year altogether—the ups and
the downs, the troubles and the joys, the hills and the valleys altogether,
and what have you to say about it? You may say, “Surely goodness and mercy
have followed me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord for ever.” Do not pick out one day in the year, and say it was a bad day,
but take all the year round, let it revolve in all its grandeur. Judge between
things that differ; and then what will you say? “Ah! Bless the Lord! He hath
done all things well; my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy
name!” And you know why all things have been well. It is because the eyes of
the Lord have been upon you all the year.

For meditation: Are you glad that God sees you through and through every
moment of your life? This should bring terror to the unbeliever (Hebrews 4:13)
but great comfort to God’s people in the hour of distress (Genesis 16:13;
Exodus 2:25).

Sermon no. 58 / 30 December (1855) – Charles Spurgeon

– Bible Gateway.Com

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