September 12 What of My House?
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31 ESV)
This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from self, and sin, and all idea of personal merit, and I trust the Lord Jesus as the Savior whom God has given. I believe in Him, I rest on Him, I accept Him to be my all in all. Lord, I am saved, and I shall be saved to all eternity, for I believe in Jesus. Blessed be Your name for this. May I daily prove by my life that I am saved from selfishness, and worldliness, and every form of evil.
But those last words about my "household": Lord, I would not run away with half a promise when You give a whole one. I beseech Thee, save all my family. Save the nearest and dearest. Convert the children and the grandchildren. Be gracious to my servants and all who dwell under my roof or work for me. You make this promise to me personally if I believe in the Lord Jesus; I beseech You to do as You have said.
I would go over in my prayer every day the names of all my brothers and sisters, parents, children, friends, relatives, servants, and give You no rest till that word is fulfilled, "and your household."
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright