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Notes from/for my week

A note I wrote myself on the bus Tuesday night:
God's rage against sin doesn't hit home until I begin to see how deeply and jealously He loves me. Then it pierces my heart and makes me cry.

Christian, you are better than this, more loved than this. Walk away.
From this morning:
God will empty out all that thou hast before He will put His own into thee; He will first clean out thy granaries before He will fill them with the finest of the wheat. The river of God is full of water; but not one drop of it flows from earthly springs. God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Are you mourning over your own weakness? Take courage, for there must be a consciousness of weakness before the Lord will give thee victory. Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (4 November, Morning: "Don't Go Alone")


Awesome. Thank you.
I want to show you something I read this week. It corresponds to Tuesday's note-to-self:
Here is another story Jesus told:

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as everyone slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. The farmer's servants came and told him, "Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds!"

"An enemy has done it!" the farmer exclaimed.

"Shall we pull out the weeds?" they asked.

He replied, "No, you'll hurt the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds and burn them and to put the wheat in the barn."

-- Matthew 13:24-30
Never before had I noticed that part. The weeds are left there until the harvest so that the wheat will not be harmed. Read further in the chapter and you see that weeds correspond to evil people and wheat corresponds to godly people. The Lord is waiting to remove evil from the world until judgment in order to keep His people from harm. WOW!! Just think about that. He loves His people enough to be concerned about their harm. He loves enough to allow what He hates. For Him to hold off on judging evil, wow, what love.

It leaves me excited. Almost too excited to make sense. ;-)