May 30 Holy Foresight
Jesus said to him,"You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:64 ESV)
Ah, Lord, You were in Your lowest state when before Your persecutors You were made to stand like a criminal! Yet the eyes of Your faith could see beyond Your present humiliation into Your future glory. What words are these, "From now on!" I would imitate Your holy foresight, and in the midst of poverty, or sickness, or slander, I also would say, "From now on." Instead of weakness, You have all power; instead of shame, all glory; instead of derision, all worship, Your cross has not dimmed the splendor of Your crown, neither has the spit marred the beauty of Your face. Say, rather, You are the more exalted and honored because of Your sufferings.
So, Lord, I also would take courage from the "From now on." I would forget the present tribulation in the future triumph. Help me by directing me into Your Father's love and into Your own patience, so that when I am derided for Your name I may not be staggered but think more and more of eternity, and, therefore, all the less of today. I shall be with You soon and behold Your glory. Wherefore, I am not ashamed but say in my inmost soul, "From now on."
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright