11 November 2009

"He Chose Our Heritage For Us" (Psalm 47)

Believer, if your inheritance is meager, you should be satisfied with your earthly portion; for you may rest assured that is is best for you. Unerring wisdom ordained your lot and selected for you the safest and best condition . . . Some plants die if they have too much sunshine. It may be that you are planted where you get only a little, but you are put there by the loving Farmer becaues only in that situation will you produce fruit unto perfection. Remember this: If any other condition had been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances, and if you could choose your lot, you would soon cry, 'Lord, choose my heritage for me, for by my self-will I am pierced through with many sorrows.' Be content with the things you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good. Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God.

Taken from today's reading in C.H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great reminder. Thanks for sharing it!