|He is Faithful that Promised.|
|All the Paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.| -- PSALM xxv.10.
The paths of the Lord? My soul! never follow thine own paths. If thou dost so, thou wilt be in danger often of following sight rather than faith, -- choosing the evil, and refusing the good. But |commit thy way unto the Lord, and He shall bring it to pass.| Let this be thy prayer, |Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths.| Oh! for Caleb's spirit, |wholly to follow the Lord my God,| -- to follow Him when self must be sacrificed, and hardship must be borne, and trials await me. To |walk with God,| -- to ask in simple faith, |What wouldst thou have me to do?| -- to have no will of my own, save this, that God's will is to be my will. Here is safety, -- here is happiness. Fearlessly follow the Guiding Pillar. He will lead you by a right way, though it may be by a way of hardship, and crosses, and losses, and privations, to the city of habitation. Oh! the blessedness of thus lying passive in the hands of God; saying, |Undertake thou for me!| -- dwelling with holy gratitude on past mercies and interpositions -- taking these as pledges of future faithfulness and love -- hearing His voice behind us, amid life's manifold perplexities, exclaiming, |This is the way, walk ye in it!| |Happy,| surely, |are every people who are in such a case!| Happy, Reader! will it be for thee, if thou canst form the resolve in a strength greater than thine own: |This God shall be my God for ever and ever; He shall be my Guide even unto death!|
|REMEMBER THIS WORD UNTO THY SERVANT, UPON
WHICH THOU HAST CAUSED ME TO HOPE!|