June 24-26, 2005
Everything is necessary, which God sends.
Nothing is necessary, which God withholds.
How happy are those . . .
who can resign all to Him,
who see His hand in every trying dispensation, and
who believe that He chooses better for them–than they could possibly choose for themselves!
Faithful are the wounds of that Friend who was Himself wounded and slain for us, and who now reigns over all!
Christ is sovereign over all of our trials.
He is the Supreme Disposer of all that concerns us, that He . . .
numbers the very hairs of our heads,
appoints every trial we meet with–in number, weight, and measure,
and will allow nothing to befall us, but what shall contribute to our good.
The view of trials as a necessary medicine suited to our disease–powerfully reconciles us unto every cross.
What a comfort to be assured…
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“Give thanks to the LORD,
for he is good.
His love endures forever”
God is a God of Love.
There is a passage in the Psalms that is often used at funerals to signify the brevity of human life.
“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more” (Psalm 103:15-16)
And as quickly as a flower of the field may be forgotten so does the world move on when we pass away – remembered by only a relative few. However the Psalm continues and reminds us of the Lord’s love which does not move on and forget.
“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him” (Psalm 103:17)
God’s love is not short-lived and fickle. He loved us before…
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“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13).
Originally posted on Workhorse (Adam):
1 Timothy 5:1-2, “Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.” Life can be very complicated sometimes. Help is often necessary…