I am reading Spurgeon on the Holy Spirit, by Charles Spurgeon
I am writing a chapter summary after I read each chapter.
Here is my summary for chapter 1.
"O foolish Galatians, are you so foolish? having begun in the spirit, are you now you made perfect by the flesh?"
Who are the Galatians? In this case it is us. This book starts by showing our helplessness to gain God’s forgiveness for our sins. We may think that we are good maybe even righteous! But this is not true. As it is written, "There is none righteous, no, not one" Romans 3:10. The only one righteous is God and He is the only one that can save us from the fires of hell. This chapter talks about our sinful nature, and how only God is perfect. He is the only that can help us truly be saved.
The Galatians were not satisfied with the Gods help and they wanted more than that. This is human’s sinful lust. Once we obey the Lords commandment, the Lord will bless us. Though His blessing will be upon us in this world, our greatest reward will be to see His face in heaven and to never leave His side. There in heaven we will worship him all day because in heaven there will be no night. This does not mean that our lives will be easy, no, our lives might be even harder being a Christian than being an unsaved person. However, we are still not better than unsaved people in this world. No, we always have to go to God over and over again for mercy.
Spurgeon also talks about how we cannot be saved if the Holy Spirit does not touch our spirit to be saved. It is impossible to be saved without it. The best preacher in the world can preach his best sermon to someone and not convince him to be saved if the Holy Spirit is not urging the person’s soul to do so.