Bible Gems

May 22, 2008 at 19:13 o\clock

Gems for the Week

May 22

"For with Thee is the fountain of life."   (Psalm 36:9)
What God taught me when I was in the concentration camp, He is also willing to teach you.  What did I learn?  I learned how futile the things of the world are and how to conquer the things of the world in us.  I learned to know the source of strength, and that this source is not in us, but in God.  (Corrie Ten Boom - This Day is the Lord's)
N.J. Hiebert # 3347

May 23

"They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."  (Jeremiah 2:13) 
Philosophers have descanted on the immeasurable greatness of God, and on the infinitesimal littleness of man; and have scorned the idea that friendship or fellowship can exist between the two.  But in God's Word, where alone we can learn anything about these matters, we are told that He Who tells the number of the stars, heals the broken in heart (Psalm 147:3,4,); that He Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand and weighs the mountains in scales, feeds His flock like a shepherd and gathers the lambs in His arm (Isaiah 40:11); that the One  Who brought the universe into being, and Who guides the planets in their lonely way, is touched with the feeling of our infirmities and comforts those that mourn (Hebrews 1:2,3; 4:15; Isaiah 61:2).  His hand is as manifest in the feathers of a butterfly's wing, in the eye of an insect, in the folding and packing of a blossom, in the curious aqueducts by which a leaf is nourished, as in the creation of a world and in the laws by which planets move.  (George Henderson - Heaven's Cure for Earth's Care)
N.J. Hiebert # 3348