Sunday, December 23, 2012

Safe Walking

"All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."  Psalm 25:10

The paths of the Lord? My soul! never follow thine own paths. Let this be thy prayer, "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths."  Oh! for Caleb's spirit to "wholly follow the Lord my God," - to follow Him when self must be sacrificed, and hardship must be borne, and trials await me.  To "walk with God," - to ask in faith, "What wouldst Thou have me to do?" - to have no will of my own, save this, that God's will is to be my will.  Here is safety - here is happiness.  Fearlessly following the Guiding Pillar.  He will lead you by a right way, though it may be a way of hardship, and crosses, and losses, and privations, to the city of habitation.  Oh! the blessedness of thus lying passive in the hands of God saying, "Undertake Thou for me!" - dwelling with holy gratitude on past mercies and interpositions - taking these as pledges of future faithfulness and love.

John Ross Macduff  - The Faithful Promiser

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