• “How very narrow is the gate that leads to a life in God! (Mt 7:14) How little one must be to pass through it, it being nothing else but death to self! But when we have passed through it, what enlargement do we find! David said, ‘He brought me forth also in a large place’ (Ps. 18:19). And it was through humiliation and abasement that he was brought there.” – from Madame Guyon’s autobiography Ch. 22

April 16 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless. Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it_.–I THESS. v. 23, 24.

Be still, my soul!–the Lord is on thy side; Bear patiently the cross of grief and pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide,– In every change He faithful will remain.
HYMNS FROM THE LAND OF LUTHER.
It was no relief from temporal evils that the Apostle promised. No; the mercy of God might send them to the stake, or the lions; it was still His mercy, if it but kept them “unspotted from the world.” It might expose them to insult, calumny, and wrong; they received it still as mercy, if it “established them in every good word and work.” O brethren! how many of you are content with such faithfulness as this on the part of your heavenly Father? Is this, indeed, the tone and tenor of your prayers?
WM. ARCHER BUTLER.
The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not happy joy in unbroken sunshine, but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God.
A. W. THOROLD.

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Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. — Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

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