“Abide in Me.” John 15:4
Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whether it be the wormwood of woe, or the surfeit of earthly delight, close fellowship with the Lord Jesus will take bitterness from the one, and over-fullness from the other. Live near to Jesus, Christian, and it is matter of secondary importance whether you live on the mountain of honor or in the valley of humiliation. Living near to Jesus, you are covered with the wings of God, and underneath you are the everlasting arms. Let nothing keep you from that hallowed time alone with God, which is the choice privilege of a soul wedded to THE WELL-BELOVED. Be not content with an interview now and then, but seek always to retain His company, for only in His presence do you have either comfort or safety. Jesus should not be unto us a friend who calls upon us now and then, but one with whom we walk evermore. You have a difficult road before you: see, O traveller to heaven, that you go not without your guide. You must pass through the fiery furnace; but enter it not unless, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you have the Son of God as your companion.
Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening – March 9 PM (edited into modern English by Kelvin Jones)