Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do We Love A Taking God As Well As A Giving God?

By knocking upon a barrel, we see whether it is full or empty, cracked or sound. 

Just so, by the knocks of providence given us in affliction, we are revealed for what we really are.   

Not only does affliction thus try our characters but prosperity does the same.

When we are afflicted, it is wise to watch the result upon ourselves.
Can our faith bear trial or is it a mere counterfeit?

Do we love a taking God as well as a giving God?

Do we cleave to Christ when under a cloud or is our religion only a fair-weather amusement?

Heart-searching may thus be greatly helped, and we shall run less danger of self-deception.

It will be an awful thing to be mere empty barrels
, and never know it until death deals a blow with his rod of iron, and we answer to it with hollow sounds of despair!

~Charles Spurgeon~

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