well-days in the desert journey, days when we fill the waterskins, to
on to another well’
will notice that
you far oftener meet a man labouring under a sense of sin than one
under a sense of mercies. We pick out all the little crosses and
our life and mourn over them, and forget our mercies. The whole burden
life is mercy, mercy, mercy’
'God likes to see His people shut up to this, that there is no hope but
in prayer. Herein lies the Church's power against the world'
experience was not of great use to the Israelites in their journeyings.
They needed always to consult God. If you think you will get through
because you got through before, you will certainly fail. You must ask
counsel of God and consult with Him continually’
‘May we be able to
spread our Bibles on the mercy-seat, and read them by the light of the
you can do nothing to please God. After you are saved you cannot do
'If the word
everlasting were not in our salvation, in our righteousness, we would
be unsatisfied with it all. If 'everlasting' were not written over the
joys of heaven, we would be trembling lest the banquet should have an
end, lest the day should have an evening.'
from Heavenly Springs by
Andrew A Bonar (Banner of Truth Trust)