Is Your Faith Recumbent?
by Ted Cockle
I came across this quotation at work today as I was planning social media for the weekend. Spurgeon’s call to a recumbent faith is just as apropos today as it was in 1916.
Dost thou believe? “I believe,” says one, and he begins to repeat what they call the “Apostles” Creed. Hold your tongue, sir! That matters not; the devil believes that, perhaps more intelligently than you do; he believes and trembles. That kind of believing saves no man. You may believe the most orthodox creed in Christendom, and perish. Dost thou trust—for that is the cream of the word “believe”—dost thou trust in Jesus? Dost thou lean thy whole weight on him? Has though that faith which the Puritans used to call “recumbency” or “leaning”? This is the faith that saves—faith that falls back into the arms of Jesus, a faith that drops from its own hanging-place into those mighty arms.
-C. H. Spurgeon, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, vol. 62 (1916), 477.
I pray this encouragement to lean into Jesus is as encouraging for you as it was for me.
HT It is Well by Dever and Lawrence