Sarah and Her Daughters
Charles H. Spurgeon
Isaiah 51:21; Peter 3:6
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you.
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
I desire to thank God for having had the privilege of preaching in Exeter Hall yesterday to a large congregation from the whole of the second verse of the fifty-first of Isaiah-"Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him" (sermon preached on behalf of the Baptist Missionary Society on the morning of April 27, 1881). On that occasion I confined my remarks to Abraham, and tried to make prominent the facts that God called him while he was a heathen man, one man, and a lone man, and yet He blessed him, and made him the founder of His people, multiplying his seed as the stars and as the sand by the sea-shore. I devoutly beseech the Lord to accept my testimony to His power, and to increase the faith of the many of His servants to whom I spoke on that occasion. His Holy Spirit gave me the word; may He cause His saints to feed upon it.
Now, I never like to do an injustice to anybody, and I feel that I did not in that sermon speak sufficiently about Sarah, though I did not quite forget her. Let us make up for our omissions. If we had Abraham at Exeter Hall yesterday morning, we will have Sarah at the Tabernacle tonight, and, maybe, we shall learn a lesson from her holy character as well as from that of her husband, and the two lessons combined may go to the perfecting of each other. May our great teacher, the Holy Spirit, now instruct us.
To begin with, let us note what a happy circumstance it is when a godly, gracious man has an equally godly and gracious wife. It is unfortunate when there is a difference, a radical difference, between husband and wife-when one fears God, and the other has no regard for Him. What a pain it ...
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