“Who is among you.” What wonderful discernment there is in the scripture. Heb.4:12 tells us this,”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword…and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
God knowing us as he does, he has provided a Divine remedy for our salvation.
When we go to a physician we often fear the worst. There is no fear with our great physician.
Let us take a look the position described in this setting. Sometimes we have a season of deep distress.
Life has its terrible side, nature has its terrible side as well.
How many boats have been lost at sea, even greater, how many soul have been lost? “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” (Mt.20:16)
We are God’s children, knowing and trying to do God’s will.
Sometimes we feel our life is cold and indifferent. Not only at times do we feel weakened confidence in man, but in God.
At the end of life’s journey Paul could say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II.Tim. 4:7)
There is seasons and time of weak faith in our life. Not so much as in Providence as in the ability to lay hold on the promises of our Lord “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecc.3:1)
We may doubt our sincerity, we may doubt our love. Yet we are able to keep our heavenly home in view.
There is a season of pilgrimage that we must walk by faith.
Vocation calls us forth, there is relationships that must be sustained, there are opportunities that must be made use of.
Life is a continual forth going, and we must walk on.
There is a remedy that is proposed. The name of our God, how simple (Isa. 9;6) called him,:Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa.9:6
Jesus said, “I come in my Father’s name.” (John 5:43) and (Mt. 1:21). stated, “Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.” and Isa. said, “Let him trust in the Name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.” (Isa.50:10)
As God’s people we often walk in darkness, we often walk unknown path as on a dark night. Thank God, Jesus is our true guide, and darkness and light are both alike to him. There is a sense in which we must always be walking in the dark. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (Ja.4:14)
We are not sufficient of ourselves.”It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” (Jer.20:23) We can never see more than one step at a time. Our future is altogether unknown.
If we were sure of ourselves, we can never be sure of others. There is no possibility of our knowing how they will act under given circumstances. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (Ja.1:8)
We can plan and plan, yet all our plans are formed in the dark.
It is God’s plan for us to walk through life in the dark. The true question is, must we walk alone? The scripture answers that question “lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Mt.28:20)