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Friday, October 29, 2010

Behold, God himself is with us

SO said the children of Judah when they went out to war with Jeroboam, and in the strength of this they conquered. Believer, the Lord not only gives his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways, but he is himself with thee. Never lose sight of this precious truth, for it is at once most holy and most comforting. If God himself is with thee, then every Bin is committed in his presence, and under his eye. How this aggravates the guilt of our sins. We think, we speak, we act, as if God was at an infinite distance from us, and paid little or no regard to what we say or do. Instead of this, no one is so near to us as God; no one is so attentive to us as he. If God himself is with thee, how unwise, how inconsistent are thy fears! If God himself is with us, will he allow us to want, or permit us to be injured? Can any enemy be too subtle, or too powerful for him? Impossible! Behold, then, God himself is with thee 1 He will be with thee this day. In every place, every moment. He will hear every word you speak, witness every sin you commit, and listen to every prayer you put up.
The beams of noon, the midnight hour,
    Are both alike to thee;

O may I never provoke that Power

    From which I cannot flee!

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