hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand
generations. Ps. 105:8
stands back of every promise He has made. With your Bibles in your hands,
say: “I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy promise, ‘Ask,
and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you’ (Matt. 7:7).” . . .
The rainbow about the throne is an assurance that God is true; that in Him
is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. We have sinned against Him
and are undeserving of His favor; yet He Himself has put into our lips that
most wonderful of pleas: “Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake,
do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant
with us” (Jer. 14:21). He has pledged Himself to give heed to our cry
when we come to Him confessing our unworthiness and sin. The honor of His
throne is staked for the fulfillment of His word to us.
To everyone who offers himself to the Lord for service, withholding nothing,
is given power for the attainment of measureless results. The Lord God is
bound by an eternal pledge to supply power and grace to everyone who is sanctified
through obedience to the truth.
Nehemiah pressed into the presence of the King of kings and won to his side
a power that can turn hearts as rivers of waters are turned. [See Nehemiah
1 and 2.]
To pray as Nehemiah prayed in his hour of need is a resource at the command
of the Christian under circumstances when other forms of prayer may be impossible.
Toilers in the busy walks of life, crowded and almost overwhelmed with perplexity,
can send up a petition to God for divine guidance. . . . In times of sudden
difficulty or peril the heart may send up its cry for help to One who has
pledged Himself to come to the aid of His faithful, believing ones whenever
they call upon Him. In every circumstance, under every condition, the soul
weighed down with grief and care, or fiercely assailed by temptation, may
find assurance, support, and succor in the unfailing love and power of a covenant-keeping
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