Day: September 18, 2011

Surrendering Is An Infinite Privilege

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

The people shall be [a freewill offering] in the day of thy power—Psalm 110:3

This is what the term consecration properly means. It is the voluntary or self-offering of the heart, by the constraint of love, to be the Lord’s. Its glad expression is, I am my beloved’s (Song of Solomon 6:3).

Surrender must spring, of course, from faith. There must be the full confidence that we are safe in this abandonment, that we are not falling over a precipice or surrendering ourselves to the hands of a judge but we are sinking into a Father’s arms and stepping into an infinite inheritance!

It is an infinite privilege to be permitted to relinquish ourselves to One who pledges Himself to make us all that we would love to be, yes, all that His infinite wisdom, power and love will delight to accomplish in us. It is the clay yielding itself to the potter’s hands that it may be shaped into a vessel of honor meet for the Master’s use. It is the poor street waif consenting to become the child of a prince in order that he may be educated, provided for and prepared to inherit all the wealth of his guardian.

by A.B. Simpson

When All The Mysteries of Providence Will Be Solved!

John MacDuff 90x115by John MacDuff

"Brief Thoughts for the Followers of Jesus" 1855

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God–to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

The Scriptures contain many great and precious promises–and this is one of the foremost. It is a promise that has wiped away the tear of sorrow from many an eye; it has proved a balm to many a bleeding and almost broken heart; it has given to many a mourner in Zion "beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness." Many have sucked at its bosom–and have been consoled. Many have reposed upon its truth–and by so doing have found peace and joy. They have been enabled to glory in tribulations, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.