-Spurgeon, "Blessing for Blessing"

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings." Eph. 1:3

An enlightened man is grateful to God for temporal blessings;
but he is much more grateful to God for spiritual blessings,
for temporal blessings do not last long- they are soon gone.

Temporal blessings as not definite marks of divine favor,
since God gives them to the unworthy, and to the wicked,
as well as to the righteous.

The corn, and wine, and oil, are for Dives;
and Lazarus gets even less than his share.

Our thanks are due to God for all temporal blessings-
they are more than we deserve.

But our thanks ought to go to God in thunders of hallelujahs
for spiritual blessings!

A new heart is better than a new coat!
To feed on Christ is better than to have the best earthly food!
To be an heir of God is better than being the heir of the
greatest nobleman!
To have God for our portion is to be blessed,
infinitely more blessed than to own broad acres of land!

God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings!

These are the rarest, the richest, the
most enduring of all blessings!

They are priceless in value!