Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. — Psalm 73:24 The Psalmist felt his need of divine guidance. He had just been discovering the foolishness of his own heart, and lest he should be constantly led astray by it, he resolved that God’s counsel should henceforth guide him. A … Continue reading The need for Divine guidance is the first step to humility.
His fruit was sweet to my taste. — Song of Solomon 2:3 Faith, in the Scripture, is spoken of under the emblem of all the senses. It is sight: “Look unto me and be ye saved.” It is hearing: “Hear, and your soul shall live.” Faith is smelling: “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and … Continue reading Faith is Spiritual touch active in you.
I am married unto you. — Jeremiah 3:14 Christ Jesus is joined unto his people in marriage-union. In love he espoused his Church as a chaste virgin, long before she fell under the yoke of bondage. Full of burning affection he toiled, like Jacob for Rachel, until the whole of her purchase-money had been paid, … Continue reading Jesus Christ is the joy and comfort of His people.
Fellow citizens with the saints. — Ephesians 2:19 What is meant by our being citizens in heaven? It means that we are under heaven’s government. Christ the king of heaven reigns in our hearts; our daily prayer is, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The proclamations issued from the throne … Continue reading We are the citizens of heaven through Jesus Christ.