(James Smith, “Comfort for the Christian”)
“Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things!” Matthew 6:32
Our gracious heavenly Father bids us cast all our cares upon Him—assuring us that He cares for us!
His EYE is ever upon us! And is a Father’s eye, which is always quick, and always affects His heart. He has set His eyes upon us for good. His eye is ever over us—fixed immediately upon us!
His EAR catches . . .
our every sigh,
and every groan,
our every desire!
It is always open to our cry. He listens to us—as one most tenderly and deeply interested in us. He knows our every need—and He intends to supply us!
Our heavenly Father has forever determined—that none of His children shall lack any good thing—and that He will never withhold any good thing from them.
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things!” Matthew 6:31-32
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(James Smith, “Daily Food for the Lord’s Flock!” 1848)
“You are my portion, O Lord!” Psalm 119:57
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever!” Psalm 73:26
It is difficult to say which is the more astonishing:
that God should be our portion, or
that He should take us to be His portion!
“The Lord’s portion is His people!” Deuteronomy 32:9
“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1
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