As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so Jehovah is found about His people from this tiihe forth and forevermore. Ps. 125: 2.

Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness, His rest. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

GOD'S greatness is most gloriously seen when* he inclines his ear to the cry of his feeblest child. God does not wrap himself in clouds of mystery nor in garments of unapproachable glory. God does not enthrone himself in remote quarters of the universe and remain indiiferent to the supplications of his children. ever is his glory so glorious, as when he reveals his power to save his people. So great is God that he metes out heaven with a span, but he takes his whole arm for the protection of one of the lambs of his flock. When men and women to-day are conscious of sin and cry unto God, he will save them; he will give them his peace when they give him their trust. When they long to overcome sin and Satan, God is ready to interpose his power and give them the victory.

Thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; my glory and the lifter up of my head. I cry unto Jehovah with my voice, and He answereth me out of His holy hill. I laid me down and

slept; I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me. Amen. Ps. 3: 3, 4, 5.

136 ROYAL MESSAGES 5-15 Every scripture, inspired of God, is also profitable for teaching, for reproof," for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness; that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work. 2 Tim. 3: 16, 17.

And that the Scriptures, though not everywhere Free from corruption, or entire, or clear, Are uncorrupt, suflBcient, clear, entire In all things which our needful faith require. — John Dry den. Most wondrous book; bright candle of the Lord; Star of eternity, the only star By which the bark of man could navigate The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss. — Robert Pollok.

AMO G the necessary means for growth in the Christian life is the constant study of the word of God. Here is the sincere milk of the Word for young believers^ and the strong meat for mature Christian's. Ignorance of God's Word on the part of God's children is as lamentable as it is astounding. The Bible is given that the man of God may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Here is found the Bread of Heaven ; here the true hidden manna. Christ asked that his disciples might be sanctified through the truths affirming in that connection " Thy Word is truth.''

As soldiers of God part of our armor is to be the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

Great peace have they that love Thy law; and they have no occasion of stumbling. I have hoped for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, and have done Thy commandments. My soul hath observed Thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. Amen. Ps. 119: 165-167.



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