They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your delights. – Psalm 36.8.
Sheba’s queen was amazed at the sumptuousness of Solomon’s table. She lost all heart when she saw the provision of a single day and she marveled equally at the company of servants who were feasted by the royal board. But, what is this to the hospitalities of the God of grace? Ten thousand thousand of His people are daily fed. Hungry and thirsty, they bring large appetites with them to the banquet, but not one of them returns unsatisfied. There is enough for each, enough for all, enough for evermore. Though the host that feeds at Jehovah’s table is as countless as the stars of heaven, yet each one has his portion of meat. Think how much grace one saint requires, so much that nothing but the Infinite could supply him for one day. And, yet, the Lord spreads His table not for one, but many saints – not for one day, but for many years – not for many years only, but for generation after generation. Observe the full feasting spoken of in the text: the guests at mercy’s banquet are satisfied, nay, more abundantly satisfied, and that not with ordinary fare, but with fatness, the peculiar fatness of God’s own house. And, such feasting is guaranteed by a faithful promise to all those children of men who put their trust under the shadow of Jehovah’s wings. I once thought that, if I might but get the broken meat at God’s back door of grace, I should be satisfied, like the woman who said, “The dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table.” But, no child of God is ever served with scraps and leavings. Like Mephibosheth, they all eat from the King’s own table. In matters of grace, we all have Benjamin’s mess – we all have ten times more than we could have expected and, though our necessities are great, yet are we often amazed at the marvelous plenty of grace which God gives us, experientially, to enjoy. – Devotion for March 4 (evening)
From: Evening by Evening by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1868)