Saturday, 6 November 2010
Trust In Christ During Every Trial; Genesis 26
Let no true believer in Jesus ever be discouraged by the trials he meets with, since the faithful in all ages have been so exercised.
The Apostle makes this an evidence of the Christian character, that no man should be moved by these afflictions, since (saith he) ye yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto [1 Thessalonians 3:3].
Oh! it is sweet to see divine wisdom and divine faithfulness in all appointments concerning us; and to be able to say of every one of them, as Paul did, I know that this shall turn to my salvation through the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ [Philippians 1:19].
But how very gracious is God amidst all the chequered circumstances of life, in famine and in fullness, to renew to His people the unutterable assurances of His Covenant love in Christ Jesus!
Reader! may it be your happiness and mine, to live upon this when all the supplies of creature cisterns be dried up; and like David, rejoice in that God hath made with us an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure; and let this be all our salvation and all our desire, although He make it not to grow [2 Samuel 23:5].