"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee."
Care, even though exercised upon legitimate objects,
if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin.
The precept to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour,
again and again; it is reiterated by the apostles;
and it is one which cannot be neglected without involving transgression: for the very essence of anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting ourselves into his place to do for him that which he has undertaken to do for us.
We attempt to think of that which we fancy he will forget;
we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden,
as if he were unable or unwilling to take it for us.
Now this disobedience to his plain precept, this unbelief in his Word,
this presumption in intruding upon his province,
is all sinful.
Yet more than this, anxious care often leads to acts of sin.
He who cannot calmly leave his affairs in God's hand, but will carry his own burden,
is very likely to be tempted to use wrong means to help himself.
This sin leads to a forsaking of God as our counsellor,
and resorting instead to human wisdom.
This is going to the "broken cistern" instead of to the "fountain;"
a sin which was laid against Israel of old.
Anxiety makes us doubt God's lovingkindness,
and thus our love to him grows cold; we feel mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God,
so that our prayers become hindered,
our consistent example marred, and our life one of self-seeking.
Thus want of confidence in God leads us to wander far from him;
but if through simple faith in his promise,
we cast each burden as it comes upon him,
and are "careful for nothing" because he undertakes to care for us,
it will keep us close to him, and strengthen us against much temptation.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee."
REACHING THE NATIONS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD !
THE PURPOSE OF THESE PAGES
is to share the precious word of God,
without acquiring any MONETARY REWARD.
God gave me the salvation for "FREE",
so I share the gospel of his word the same way ..
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS OR COMMERCIALS ADS FOR YOU TO ENJOY YOUR READING ) ...
Blessings to all of You,
rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
♥ <(((>< † ♥ † ><)))> ♥
“The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”....
Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for,
who are reading this right now.
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace.
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs.
Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen.
"HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
I hope you enjoy each one of the post and you can find more going to the "Blog Archive",
DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..
If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable,
please copy and paste the address to your browser, Thanks...
TRANSLATORS AVAILABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE...
TRADUCTORES AL ESPAÑOL Y OTROS LENGUAJES...
Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends...
Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil,
under my name at the bottom of post,
or using the share link..
This resource was produced before 1923
and therefore is considered in the "Public Domain".
"THE PRINCE OF PREACHERS"
We respect copyright laws and are committed to remove any copyright infringing
material from our website.
If you find any content on our website which infringes your copyrighted work,
please contact us, we'll be happy to verify and remove such content.
Please provide to us the following details:
1) Your name, E-mail Address.
2) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on your website.
3) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on our website.
Some of the pictures from Flickr under Creative Commons License and also the bank of free Creative images for non commercial usage...
Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel.
Thank YOu and God Bless.
This blog was created 27th December 2011..