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Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening - August 01, 2015

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> "Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn."
> Ruth 2:2
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> Downcast and troubled Christian, come and glean today in the broad field of
promise. Here are abundance of precious promises, which exactly meet thy wants.
Take this one: "He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax."
Doth not that suit thy case?

A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised
reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and
that reed bruised, yet, he will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore
and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come
from thee; but he will not quench thee; he will blow with his sweet breath of
mercy till he fans thee to a flame.

Wouldst thou glean another ear? "Come unto me
all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." What soft
words! Thy heart is tender, and the Master knows it, and therefore he speaketh so
gently to thee. Wilt thou not obey him, and come to him even now? Take another ear
of corn: "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." How canst thou fear with such a wonderful
assurance as this? Thou mayest gather ten thousand such golden ears as these! "I
have blotted out thy sins like a cloud, and like a thick cloud thy
transgressions.

" Or this, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Or this, "The
Spirit and the Bride say, Come, and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever
will let him take the water of life freely." Our Master's field is very rich;
behold the handfuls. See, there they lie before thee, poor timid believer! Gather
them up, make them thine own, for Jesus bids thee take them. Be not afraid, only
believe! Grasp these sweet promises, thresh them out by meditation and feed on
them with joy.
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> "Thou crownest the year with thy goodness."
> Psalm 65:11
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> All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when
we sleep and when we wake his mercy waits upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy
of darkness, but our God never ceases to shine upon his children with beams of
love. Like a river, his lovingkindness is always flowing, with a fulness
inexhaustible as his own nature. Like the atmosphere which constantly surrounds
the earth, and is always ready to support the life of man, the benevolence of God
surrounds all his creatures; in it, as in their element, they live, and move, and
have their being.

Yet as the sun on summer days gladdens us with beams more warm
and bright than at other times, and as rivers are at certain seasons swollen by
the rain, and as the atmosphere itself is sometimes fraught with more fresh, more
bracing, or more balmy influences than heretofore, so is it with the mercy of God;
it hath its golden hours; its days of overflow, when the Lord magnifieth his grace
before the sons of men.

Amongst the blessings of the nether springs, the joyous
days of harvest are a special season of excessive favour. It is the glory of
autumn that the ripe gifts of providence are then abundantly bestowed; it is the
mellow season of realization, whereas all before was but hope and expectation.
Great is the joy of harvest. Happy are the reapers who fill their arms with the
liberality of heaven. The Psalmist tells us that the harvest is the crowning of
the year.

Surely these crowning mercies call for crowning thanksgiving! Let us
render it by the inward emotions of gratitude. Let our hearts be warmed; let our
spirits remember, meditate, and think upon this goodness of the Lord. Then let us
praise him with our lips, and laud and magnify his name from whose bounty all this
goodness flows. Let us glorify God by yielding our gifts to his cause. A practical
proof of our gratitude is a special thank-offering to the Lord of the harvest.
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swims-with-beavers said:
I find it very odd that it would say corn as they did not have corn

Not true, it clearly says EARS of corn. No other grain is on ears. Also in Esther 2 verse 14 it says, And she sat beside the reapers, and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. POWDERMAN. :eek: :eek:
 

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swims-with-beavers said:
It's very well known that corn was a product of the Americas . It is far more likely that your translator got it wrong it should read ears of grain

What other grain grows on ears?? POWDERMAN. :eek: :eek:
 

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swims-with-beavers said:

Wheat has no ears, the grains are on what's called a head usually several inches long. I've raised corn and wheat, there's no comparison. POWDERMAN. :eek: :eek:
 

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Believe what you want. If corn didn't exist then, why would the Bible say ears of corn?? Kinda hard to just pull those words out of thin air. POWDERMAN. ::) ::)
 

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SWIMSWITH BEAVERS. Thanks, I have learned something. I looked at IG link then looked up corn in the back of my big Bible. I never knew that the word corn was use to describe other grains. POWDERMAN. ;D ;D
 
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