What a blessing it is for us to have, as we may have, a source of joy – frozen by no winter, dried up by no summer, muddied and corrupted by no iridescent scum of putrefaction which ever mantles over the stagnant ponds of earthly joys! 67 more words
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“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger.” They are taken as the type of violent effort and struggle, as well as of supreme strength, but, for all their teeth and claws, and lithe spring, “they lack, and suffer hunger.” The suggestion is that the men whose lives are one long fight to appropriate to themselves more and more of outward good are living a kind of life that is fitter for beasts than for men. 144 more words
The vision of the divine presence ever takes the form which our circumstances most require. David’s then need was for safety and protection. Therefore, he saw the encamping angel – even as, to Joshua the leader, He appeared as the captain of the Lord’s host and, as to Isaiah in the year that the throne of Judah was emptied by the death of the earthly king, was given the vision of the Lord sitting on a throne, the king eternal and immortal. 161 more words
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4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
If we receive this forgiveness through Jesus Christ and our faith in Him, then we have manifold blessednesses in one. There is the blessedness of deliverance from sullen remorse and of the dreadful pangs of an accusing conscience. 312 more words