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Commander’s Call
For The Evening Of —

July 13th

"When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back:  this I know; for God is for me." — Psalm 56:9

          IT is impossible for any human speech to express the full meaning of this delightful phrase, "God is for me."  He was "for us" before the worlds were made; He was "for us," or He would not have given His well-beloved son; He was "for us" when He smote the Only-begotten, and laid the full weight of His wrath upon Him — He was "for us," though He was against Him; He was "for us," when we were ruined in the fall — He loved us notwithstanding all; He was "for us," when we were rebels against Him, and with a high hand were bidding Him defiance; He was "for us," or He would not have brought us humbly to seek His face.  He has been "for us" in many struggles; we have been summoned to encounter hosts of dangers; we have been assailed by temptations from without and within — how could we have remained unharmed to this hour if He had not been "for us"?  He is "for us," with all the infinity of His being; with all the omnipotence of His love; with all the infallibility of His wisdom; arrayed in all His divine attributes, He is "for us," — eternally and immutably "for us"; "for us" when yon blue skies shall be rolled up like a worn out vesture; "for us" throughout eternity.  And because He is "for us," the voice of prayer will always ensure His help.  "When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies be turned back."  This is no uncertain hope, but a well grounded assurance — "this I know."  I will direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up for the answer, assured that it will come, and that mine enemies shall be defeated, "for God is for me."  O believer, how happy art thou with the King of kings on thy side!  How safe with such a Protector!  How sure thy cause pleaded by such an Advocate!  If God be for thee, who can be against thee? spurgeon3


You are dismissed.