Daily Archives: August 6, 2017

Do as Thou hast said

“Do as thou hast said, that thy name may be magnified forever” (1 Chronicles 17:23-24).

Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request: “Do as Thou hast said.” The Creator will not cheat His creature who depends upon His truth; and far more, the Heavenly Father will not break His word to His own child.

“Remember the Word unto Thy servant, on which Thou hast caused me to hope,” is most prevalent pleading. It is a double argument: it is Thy Word. Wilt Thou not keep it? Why hast Thou spoken of it, if Thou wilt not make it good. Thou hast caused me to hope in it, wilt Thou disappoint the hope which Thou has Thyself begotten in me? — C. H. Spurgeon

Why must I?

“Why must I weep when others sing?
‘to test the deeps of suffering.”
Why must I work while others rest?
’to spend my strength at God’s request.”
Why must I lose while others gain?
’to understand defeat’s sharp pain.”
Why must this lot of life be mine
When that which fairer seems is thine?
”Because God knows what plans for me
Shall blossom in eternity.”

We trusted.

“We trusted” (Luke 24:21).

I have always felt so sorry that in that walk to Emmaus the disciples had not said to Jesus, “We still trust”; instead of “We trusted.” That is so sad– something that is all over.

If they had only said, “Everything is against our hope; it looks as if our trust was vain, but we do not give up; we believe we shall see Him again.” But no, they walked by His side declaring their lost faith, and He had to say to them “O fools, and slow of heart to believe!”

Are we not in the same danger of having these words said to us? We can afford to lose anything and everything if we do not lose our faith in the God of truth and love.

Let us never put our faith, as these disciples did, in a past tense—“We trusted.” But let us ever say, “I am trusting.” — Crumbs