September 23

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of whichyou will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;   Ecclesiastes 12:1

God is a sanctifying and enabling portion.  The things of the world cannot advance the soul in the least.  Like shadows that are ever so long, the body is not taller.  Men in high places are the same men; no real worth is added to them than if they were in a low position. Often, many are worse for their earthly positions.  If some had not been so wealthy, they would not have been so wicked.  Feeding on earthly trash takes you away from the bread of heaven.  Many perish in their greatest prosperity, and have no leisure to be saved.  That which will elevate the soul must be more excellent than the sou.  Silver is abased by mixing it with lead, but ennobled by gold.  The world and all it contains is infinitely inferior to the souls of man, and we are debased by mingling with it.  God is infinitely superior and advances the soul by joining with it.  Outward things add nothing at all to the worth of a soul.  A godly man is worth millions because he is a cabinet holding an eternal jewel.  He has become a partaker of the divine nature.  God enriches whatever he is joined to.  O what a height of honour and happiness would you arrive at if this God were yours!  Now, like a worm you crawl and dwell in the dirt.  But if God is your portion, you will mount up like an eagle to the heavens and enjoy unspeakable pleasures in him who is your portion.  A life with God as your portion would be high and noble, like a court official whose daily practice is to adore and admire the blessed and only potentate.  Do you not find that early things obstruct holiness and thereby hinder your soul’s happiness?  Alas!  The best of them are like the wings of a butterfly; though curiously painted, they come off in your fingers.  With God as your portion, every day would be nearer to perfection.  O the excellence God adds to your soul!

 

Daily Prayer and Praise

 

The Psalms are not only to be used in church but at home. They were individual songs before they became a means of congregational prayer and praise. Will not their sincere and regular use by individuals and families contribute to greater awe and joy in the church’s worship of the Triune God?

In these volumes Henry Law divides the Psalter into easily managed portions for each day. He plumbs the depths of the believer’s soul and soars at the wonder of Christ’s identification with his people.

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