Excerpts and personal comments on Spurgeon’s Morning Devotional for Feb 24
“I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”
Here is sovereign mercy–“I will give them the shower in its season.” Is it not sovereign, divine mercy?–for who can say, “I will give them showers,” except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. What would the ground do without showers? You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain?
Grace is the gift of God and cannot to be created by man. It is also needed grace. As absolutely needful (as the rain) is the divine blessing. If God gives a blessing, he usually gives it in such a measure that there is not room enough to receive it. Plenteous grace! Ah! we want plenteous grace to keep us humble, to make us prayerful, to make us holy; plenteous grace to make us zealous, to preserve us through this life, and at last to land us in heaven. We cannot do without saturating showers of grace.
Take note! True grace, not sloppy agape, not greasy grace, leads us to being humble and being prayerful to make us holy, zealous for God. We come to the realization we need God’s grace to be like Christ. We need abundant grace. There is no such thing as ‘having too much of God’s grace’. We need His grace to come upon us like a thunderstorm.
As Christians we should want to live off of God’s grace, not His mercy. Mercy is God bestowing kindness to us when we have done wrong. God’s grace gives us the power to say no to sin and thus not do wrong. Lord Almighty pour out your abundant grace upon your people, as we thank you for your mercy when we fall short.