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This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith: That it is a man's business to do the will of God; second, that God himself takes on the care of that man; and third, that therefore that man ought never to be afraid of anything.

    Topics: Service, Perseverance

Timely service, like timely gifts, is doubled in value.

    Topics: Service

God never gave a man a thing to do, concerning which it were irreverent to ponder how the Son of God would have done it.

    Topics: Service

God chooses that men should be tried, but let a man beware of tempting his neighbor. God knows how and how much, and where and when. Man is his brother's keeper, and must keep him according to his knowledge.

    Topics: Temptation

That man is perfect in faith who can come to God in the utter dearth of his feelings and desires, without a glow or an aspiration, with the weight of low thoughts, failures, neglects, and wandering forgetfulness, and say to Him, 'Thou art my refuge.'

    Topics: Trials, Feelings

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

    Topics: Trust

Trust to God to weave your thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet.

    Topics: Trust

Do the truth ye know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

    Topics: Truth

There is no strength in unbelief. Even the unbelief of what is false is no source of might. It is the truth shining from behind that gives the strength to disbelieve.

    Topics: Truth, Unbelief

When a man argues for victory and not for truth, he is sure of just one ally, that is the devil. Not the defeat of the intellect, but the acceptance of the heart is the only true object in fighting with the sword of the spirit.

    Topics: Victory, Truth, The Heart

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.

    Topics: Worry, Trust, Strength

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