Tag: Difficulty

What would Jesus Do?

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God —Romans 15:7

Our text sets forth a sublime principle, and it will give sublimity to all of life. It is stated elsewhere in similar language, Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17).

This is our high calling, to represent Christ and act in His behalf and in His character and spirit under all circumstances and toward all persons. “What would Jesus do?” is a simple question which will settle every difficulty, and always settle it on the side of love.

But we cannot answer this question rightly without having Jesus Himself in our hearts. We cannot act Christ. This is too grave a matter for acting. We must have Christ and simply be natural and true to the life within us. Then that fife within us will act itself out.

How easy it is to love everyone and see nothing but loveliness, when our hearts are filled with Christ. How every difficulty melts away and everyone we meet seems clothed with the ‘Spirit within us when we are filled with His presence.

by A.B. Simpson

Fear Not, For I Am With Thee

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

He that triumphed gloriously—Exodus 15:1

God calls us to victory. Have you given up the conflict, have you surrendered? Have you said, “This thing is too much?” Have you said, “I can give up anything else but this?”

If you have, you are not in the land of promise. God intends that you accept every difficult thing that comes into your life. He has started with you, knowing every difficulty, and if you dare to let Him, He will carry you through not only to be a conqueror but “more than conquerors.”

Are you looking for all the victory God has for you? God gives His children strength for the battle and watches over them with a fond enthusiasm. He longs to hold you close and say to you, “I have seen thy conflict, I have watched thy trials, I have rejoiced in thy victory; thou hast honored Me.” Remember what he told Joshua at the beginning,

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so will I be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee (Joshua 1:5).

And again, His word to us is,

Fear . . . not, for I am with thee (Isaiah 41:10).

by A.B. Simpson