Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Though I am nothing

(George Everard, "Help on the Way to the Better Land!" 1873)

"Though I am nothing." 2 Corinthians 12:11  

Wonderful was the grace that taught the once proud Pharisee thus to speak!  To be "the least of the apostles," was much to say. (1 Corinthians 15:9) To be "less than the least of all all God's people," was still more. (Ephesians 3:8) To be "chief of sinners," was yet more. (1 Timothy 1:15) But "to be nothing," this is the very acme of humility! 

"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."James 4:6

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