Before food can nourish us, it must be received into us. This is a simple matter—this eating and drinking. We willingly receive into the mouth that which is our food, and then we allow it to pass down into our inward parts, where it is absorbed into our body. Paul says, in his Epistle to the Romans, in the tenth chapter, “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH.” Now then, all that is to be done is to swallow it, to permit it to go down into the soul. Oh that men had an appetite! For he who is hungry and sees food before him does not need to be taught how to eat. “Give me,” said one, “a knife and a fork and a chance.” He was fully prepared to do the rest. Truly, a heart which hungers and thirsts after Christ only needs to know that He is freely given, and at once it will receive Him.

Adapted from “All of Grace” by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Faith Is the Hand Which Receives Pardon