Is A Friend That Is Closer Than A Brother
is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24.
you will have, but ever bear in mind that Jesus, the living, risen Saviour,
is your Redeemer, your Restorer. He loves you, and it is better to share His
love than to sit with princes and be separated from Him. . . .
daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open your heart to Him freely. In Him there
is no disappointment. You will never find a better counselor, a safer guide,
a more sure defense.
Through all your trials . . . you have had a never-failing Friend, who has
said, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”
But how often is the Lord neglected for the society of others, and for things
of no value! . . . We dare not let His name languish on our lips, and His
love and memory die out of our hearts. “Well,” says the cold,
formal professor, “this is making Christ too much like a human being;”
but the Word of God warrants us to have these very ideas. It is the want of
these practical, definite views of Christ, that hinders so many from having
a genuine experience in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This is the reason that many are fearing and doubting and mourning. Their
ideas of Christ and the plan of salvation are vague, dreary, and confused.
. . . If ever there was a time when men needed the presence of Christ at their
right hand, it is now, so that when the enemy shall come in like a flood,
the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
Communion with Christ—how unspeakably precious! Such communion it is
our privilege to enjoy, if we will seek it.
The everlasting assurance shall be yours that you have a Friend that sticketh
closer than a brother.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 28, 29.