Spurgeon on Hiding What God Reveals

“We have more of the words of the Holy One than Job had, and should therefore be the more anxious to make them known. I suppose he [Job] had no inspired book to read: he could not have had any more than the Books of Moses, probably he had not those; but the Lord spoke to him as he often spoke to the prophets in the olden time, and he had also learned those truths which had been handed down from the earliest days from father to son. Now we have a vast mass of sacred literature, and we have besides that the Word himself, who is the hope of our souls and the Lord of our hearts. O brethren, if we wickedly hide what God has revealed to us we shall be veiling a great light, and we shall heap up guilt like the hills. When we come to die we shall feel a misery proportionate to the enormity of our crime; we shall be tortured with agonizing thoughts for having, as far as we were able, quenched the Spirit and blotted out the testimony of the Most High. God forbid that we should be guilty of such an enormity.”

–Charles Spurgeon, Concealing the Words of God, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Volume 25, April 27, 1879.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your Word that tells about who You are, what You have done, and what you plan to do in and through us. May we yearn for the Word and long for the light. May we not conceal the Word, and thus add to the guilt in our souls. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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