A Treasure Chest

I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.  Psalm 119:162

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Those whose hearts stand in awe of God’s word, will rather endure the wrath of man, than break the law of God. By the word of God we are unspeakable gainers.

We are to praise God even for afflictions; through grace we get good from them. Those that love the world have great vexation, for it does not answer what they expect; those that love God’s word have great peace, for it outdoes what they expect. Those in whom this holy love reigns, will not perplex themselves with needless scruples, or take offence at their brethren.

A good hope of salvation will engage the heart in doing the commandments. And our love to the word of God must subdue our lusts, and root out carnal affections: we must make heart work of it, or we make nothing of it. We must keep the commandments of God by obedience to them, and his promises by reliance on them.

God’s eye is on us at all times; this should make us very careful to keep his commandments.

Matthew Henry

The life that counts must toil and fight;

Must hate the wrong and love the right;
Must stand for truth, by day by night—
This is the life that counts.
 
The life that counts must hopeful be;
In darkest night make melody;
Must wait the dawn on bended knee—
This is the life that counts.
 
The life that counts must aim to rise
Above the earth to sunlit skies;
Must fix its gaze in Paradise —
This is the life that counts.
 
The life that counts must helpful be;
The cares and needs of others see;
Must seek the slaves of sin to free —
This is the life that counts.
 
The life that counts is linked with God;
And turns not from the cross — the rod;
But walks with joy where Jesus trod —
This is the life that counts.
 
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