A little Spurgeon for you today.

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Every morning I receive an email devotional from Charles Spurgeon. I really enjoy reading them. I liked this one today.

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MORNING:

"The hope which is laid up for you in heaven."
-- Colossians 1:5

Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of
our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for
all that we can desire is promised there. Here we are weary and
toilworn, but yonder is the land of rest where the sweat of labour
shall no more bedew the worker's brow, and fatigue shall be for ever
banished. To those who are weary and spent, the word "rest" is full of
heaven. We are always in the field of battle; we are so tempted within,
and so molested by foes without, that we have little or no peace; but
in heaven we shall enjoy the victory, when the banner shall be waved
aloft in triumph, and the sword shall be sheathed, and we shall hear
our Captain say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." We have
suffered bereavement after bereavement, but we are going to the land of
the immortal where graves are unknown things. Here sin is a constant
grief to us, but there we shall be perfectly holy, for there shall by
no means enter into that kingdom anything which defileth. Hemlock
springs not up in the furrows of celestial fields. Oh! is it not joy,
that you are not to be in banishment for ever, that you are not to
dwell eternally in this wilderness, but shall soon inherit Canaan?
Nevertheless let it never be said of us, that we are dreaming about the
future and forgetting the present, let the future sanctify the present
to highest uses. Through the Spirit of God the hope of heaven is the
most potent force for the product of virtue; it is a fountain of joyous
effort, it is the corner stone of cheerful holiness. The man who has
this hope in him goes about his work with vigour, for the joy of the
Lord is his strength. He fights against temptation with ardour, for the
hope of the next world repels the fiery darts of the adversary. He can
labour without present reward, for he looks for a reward in the world
to come.

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