Saturday, February 14, 2009

Evening, April 16

“And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”

Exodus 17:12

It is far easier to fight with sin in public, than to pray against it in private. It is remarked that Joshua never grew weary in the fighting, but Moses did grow weary in the praying; the more spiritual an exercise, the more difficult it is for flesh and blood to maintain it. Let us cry, then, for special strength, and may the Spirit of God, who helpeth our infirmities, as He allowed help to Moses, enable us, like him, to continue with our hands steady “until the going down of the sun.” Intermittent supplication avails but little, we must wrestle all night, and hold up your hands, “until the going down of the sun;” till the evening of life is over; till we shall come to the rising of a better sun in the land where prayer is swallowed up in praise.

Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening