Tag: God’s Right Hand

But for this one day of life, which is already half over!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883

If a man might own a humble cottage for a hundred years–he would prize it much more than the possession of a palace for a day!

Of course he would! This is what adds so much preciousness to the joys of Heaven–for they are eternal! The fleeting pleasures of this world, however bright they seem–are but for this one day of life, which is already half over! If they were all they profess to be, and a thousand times more–they would not be worthy to be mentioned in comparison with “eternal pleasures” at God’s right hand!

O You who fill eternity, impress me with the solemn import of Your Word, and let me feel that all time’s fleeting cares and caresses are as dreams; while the things of eternity alone have substance in them. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!2 Corinthians 4:17-18

And so we will be with the Lord forever!1 Thessalonians 4:17

And they will reign for ever and ever!Revelation 22:5

I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far!Philippians 1:23

by Charles Spurgeon

The Great High Priest

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

I pray not for the world, but for them—John 17:9

How often we say we would like to have some strong Christian pray for us. In doing so we feel relieved to think that person is carrying us in his or her faith.

But there is One whose prayers never fail to be fulfilled and who is more willing to pray for us than is any human friend. His one business at God’s right hand is to make intercession for His people. When we lay our burdens upon Him and claim His advocacy without doubt or fear, we are simply acknowledging the truth of His own appointment and His own definite promise and provision.

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us . . . come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14, 16).