Spurgeon Devo 3/19/2020

Lest I Be Poor.

Proverbs 30:9

Adversity! Things are going wrong, or so you think. You have to give up that fine home with its lovely gardens and move into small rooms. You must cut expenses. Your income has shrunk terribly. You hardly know how you will support your loved ones.

Pray, “Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Hold me up, and I shall be safe” (Ps. 119:116–117).

Use Agur’s prayer, “Two things I request of You (deprive me not before I die): Remove falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches—feed me with the food allotted to me; lest I be full and deny You, and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God” (Prov. 30:7–9).

He that kept you when you were rich will not shun you now that you are poor. Ask Him to uphold you according to the promise. He is able to do it, and He is as willing as He is able.

— Charles Spurgeon