Bible Passage:Psalm 119:111,118
I have inherited Thy testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart. . . . Thou hast rejected all those who wander from Thy statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
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I have grounded my preaching upon the literal Word; he that pleases may follow me, he that will not follow may stay. I call upon St. Peter, St. Paul, Moses, and all the saints, to say whether they ever fundamentally comprehended one single Word of God, without studying it over and over and over again. The Psalm says: His understanding is infinite. The saints, indeed, know God's Word, and can talk about it, but the practice is another matter; in that we shall ever remain students. Here a fine analogy may be used: it is as with a sphere or globe, which, lying upon a table, touches it only with one point, yet it is the whole table which supports the globe. Though I am an old doctor of divinity, to this day I have not gotten beyond the children̓s learning — the Ten Commandments, the Creed, and the Lord's Prayer. I do not understand these so well as I should, though I study them daily. If I thoroughly appreciated these first words of the Lord̓s Prayer, "Our Father, who art in heaven," and really believed that God, who made heaven and earth, and all creatures, and has all things in His hand, is my Father, then I would certainly conclude that I also am a lord of heaven and earth, and that all the angels are my attendants, given unto me by my Heavenly Father, to keep me in the path, lest unawares I knock my foot against a stone.
Thy Word is everlasting truth:
How pure is every page!
That holy Book shall guide our youth,
And well support our age.
aka Pastor Robin Fish
It isn't whether we win or lose, it is "Do we stand faithfully?"
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