Quotes and Notes for the Day
BURDENS – III
3.Somethings Which We May Do : The Bible says in Psalms 55:22, “Cast thy burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” Henry Moorhouse, when heavily pressed on one occasion, had the meaning of these beautiful words suddenly flashed upon his soul. His daughter, who is a paralytic, was sitting in her chair as he entered the house with a package for his wife: Going up to the little lass and kissing her, he asked, “ Where is mother?” “Mother is upstairs” “ Well I have a package for her.” His daughter said, “Let me carry the package to mother.” “Why, Minnie dear, how can you carry the package: you can not carry yourself.” With a smile on her face, Minnie said, ” Oh, no, Papa, but you give me the package, and I will carry the package, and you will carry me.”
There is a great lesson for us here. ” Cast thy burden on the Lord…” What then? Will He bear it while I go free? Nay. Weary would, not thus doth read the word: “He will sustain- not it but thee. The burden is still thine: it is thy gift, bestowed by Him who knoweth all thy need. But now the everlasting arms shall lift and fold thee close – and thou shalt rest indeed.” Carefully not that this Scripture does NOT say: ” Cast thy burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain it.” The promise is that He shall sustain not only it, but thee.
It is helpful to compare this heavenly counsel with two similar ones in the New Testament: 1st peter 5:7 which reads, “Cast all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.” and the other one is found in Philippians 4:6-7 which reads, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
And these may be summarized thus: i) What are we to do: “Cast all your care upon God.” ii) How are we to do: “by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.” iii) And why are we to do it? “Because he careth for you.” Friend, God never promised the believer an easy time in this world: Jesus said to his disciples in John 14:27, ” Peace I leave with you, My peace give I unto you; not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be dismayed.”
The believer is blessed with difficulties. Yes, you read that right – blessed! It is all very well while the sun shines; wait till the nipping blasts of the winter come, and then you will see how far the world’s fair promises and provisions can be trusted. The worst thing that could happen to us would be not to have any difficulties. If that were the case, we’d never know our need of the Lord. The burdens of life are allowed to each of us by God; He gives us enough of those burdens to draw us close to Him, and not only that be He also gives us enough grace to bear those burdens everyday.
from the Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour!!
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.