Bible Gems

Jun 14, 2011 at 03:10 o\clock

Gems worth reading

June 13

"As thy days, so shall thy strength be."
(Deuteronomy 33:25)

A doctor was once asked by a patient who had met with a serious accident, "Doctor, how long shall I have to lie here?" The answer, "Only a day at a time," taught the patient a precious lesson.

The same lesson God taught His people, and the people of all ages since, through the method of His provision for Israel during their wilderness journey. "The day's portion in its day" (Exodus 16:4), (margin). Day by day the manna fell, enough for each day, and no more and no less.

So God promises us, not "As thy weeks," or "As thy months," but "As the DAYS, so shall thy strength be." And that means Monday's grace for Monday, and Tuesday's grace for Tuesday, and so on. Why, then, borrow trouble for the future? We are especially told by the Lord to "take no thought for tomorrow." The true rule is to live by the day, to live a life of trust.

The law of Divine grace is, "Sufficient unto the day." The law of divine deliverance is, "Step by Step." (Comforted of God - A.J. Pollock)

N.J. Hiebert - 4463

June 14

"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."
(1 Peter 5:7)

There are two or three preliminaries before this committal of care is possible. We must have cast our sins before we can cast our cares; in other words, we must be children in the Father's home. Then also we must be living in God's plan, sure that we are where He would He would have us be, camped under His brooding pillar-cloud. And, in addition, we must have yielded up our lives to Him, for for Him to have His way in them. Nor must we neglect to feed our faith with promise. Without her natural food she pines. But when these conditions are fulfilled, it is not difficult to

"Kneel, and cast our load,
E'en while we pray, upon our God.
Then rise with lightened cheer."

The cup may still have to be drunk,
The discipline borne, The work done; but the weary ache of care will have
Yielded to the anodyne of a child's trust in One who cannot fail.
(F.B. Meyer)

N.J. Hiebert - 4464

June 15

"Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward."
(Mark 9:41)

Frances Ridley Havergal, whose songs have been a benediction
to mankind wrote of the power of little things.

For the memory of a kindly word
For long gone by,
The fragrance of a fading flower
Sent lovingly.

The warm pressure of the hand,
The tone of cheer,
The note that only bears a verse
From God's own Word.
Such tiny things we hardly count
As ministry.
But when the heart is over-wrought
Oh, who can tell
The power of such tiny things
To make it well.

There is nothing small that ministers
to the happiness of a single soul
(Traveling Toward Sunrise)

N.J. Hiebert - 4465

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