Morning devotions have always been dear to enlightened, heaven-loving souls, and it has been their rule, never to see the face of man till they have first seen the face of God.
Thus, the first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light.
If you do not have time to read both the morning devotional and at least one chapter of Scripture, I earnestly entreat you to dispense with this book, for I would be greatly grieved to know that anyone read the Word of God less on my account.
I have had it in my heart to lead my friends to search their Bibles more than ever, and therefore I have culled passages out of corners and nooks of Scripture, that curiosity might lead to a search for their context.
I will be disappointed indeed, if, after all, I frustrate my own purpose by diverting one moment of time to the perusal of my remarks that ought to have been given to searching the Word of God itself.
With many prayers for Heaven’s blessing upon this labor of love, and with earnest requests for the prayers of the faithful, this work is humbly dedicated to the honor of the Triune Jehovah, and respectfully presented to the Christian Church.
Spurgeon once described his approach to preaching with these words: “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross”—making his message timeless. A friend of his once wrote:
The work done by C. H. Spurgeon cannot die, for I once heard him say, “I beseech you to live not only for this age, but also for the next. I would fling my shadow through the eternal ages if I could.” He has done it. His work is as imperishable as the truth of God.
His memory shall not fade like a vanishing star, nor his works be forgotten like a dying echo. He will shine on, never ceasing to brighten human lives by the truth he preached, the work he accomplished, and the stainless life he lived.
Spurgeon has been called the greatest preacher since the apostle Paul and has come to be known as “the prince of preachers.” My prayer is that you, the reader, will gain insight into God’s Word through Spurgeon’s work, expanded, indexed, and updated in Look Unto Me, and that new generations of readers will discover the timeless truths brought together by Spurgeon—God’s uncompromising servant.
Like Abel, Charles Spurgeon “offered God a better sacrifice,” and although he passed into glory 116 years ago, “by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead” (Heb. 11:4).
To God be the glory!