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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

sore testings

“We need have only one care,
that we put the first thing first -
faithfulness to God.
Then all else we need for both worlds
will be supplied.
Yet we must make sure
that we do not fail in our part.
God will never fail us;
but we forget, sometimes,
in our rejoicing over such an assurance,
that we must fulfill our part
if we would claim the divine promise.

It will not always be easy.

Tomorrow it may mean a distasteful task,
a disagreeable duty, a costly sacrifice
for one who does not seem worthy.
Life is full of sore testings of our willingness
to follow the Good Shepherd.
We have not the slightest right
to claim this assurance,
unless we have taken Christ
as the guide of our life.”
- J. R. Miller

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