Rest on a Promise

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  1. The Parson

    The Parson Your friendly neighborhood parson Staff Member

    The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it. (Genesis 28:13)
    No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint but to all believers. If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a promise and take thy rest thereon, it is thine. Where Jacob "lighted" and tarried and rested, there he took possession. Stretching his weary length upon the ground, with the stones of that place for his pillows, he little fancied that he was thus entering into ownership of the land; yet so it was. He saw in his dream that wondrous ladder which for all true believers unites earth and heaven, and surely where the foot of the ladder stood he must have a right to the soil, for otherwise he could not reach the divine stairway. All the promises of God are "Yea" and "Amen" in Christ Jesus, and as He is ours, every promise is ours if we will but lie down upon it in restful faith.

    Come, weary one, use thy Lord's words as thy pillows, Lie down in peace. Dream only of Him. Jesus is thy ladder of light. See the angels coming and going upon Him between thy soul and thy God, and be sure that the promise is thine own God-given portion and that it will not be robbery for thee to take it to thyself, as spoken specially to thee.

    Spurgeon
     
  2. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    Spurgeon.....enough said.
     
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  3. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    I must make it a point to read some of Spurgeon's works.
     
  4. The Parson

    The Parson Your friendly neighborhood parson Staff Member

    This one really caught my eye when, through many times, I've struggled with faith.
     
  5. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    It's great.
    I love when people use Thine.
    Sounds more fancy.
    Let me go get my KJV when I get home and read out loud.
     
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  6. The Parson

    The Parson Your friendly neighborhood parson Staff Member

    It is sort of poetical, if that's a word.
     
  7. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    Sounds like a word to me.
     
  8. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    I think poetic would be sufficient.
     
  9. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    Poetic is sufficient, indeed.
    But poetical, is betteracle.
     
  10. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    Tim is scholarly and I'll prove it. From Jamieson, Fausset & Brown's commentary....

    Early specimens of Hebrew poetry occur; for example, Lamech’s skeptical parody of Enoch’s prophecy, or, as others think, lamentation for a homicide committed in those lawless times in self-defense (Ge 4:23; compare Jud 1:14; Ex 32:18; Nu 21:14, 15, 17, 18, 27 Nu 23:7, 8, 18). The poetical element appears much more in the Old than in the New Testament. The poetical books are exclusively those of the Old Testament; and in the Old Testament itself, the portions that are the most fundamental (for example, the Pentateuch of Moses, the lawgiver, in its main body), are those which have in them least of the poetical element in form. Elijah, the father of the prophets, is quite free of poetical art. The succeeding prophets were not strictly poets, except in so far as the ecstatic state in inspiration lifted them to poetic modes of thought and expression. The prophet was more of an inspired teacher than a poet. It is when the sacred writer acts as the representative of the personal experiences of the children of God and of the Church, that poetry finds its proper sphere.
     
  11. The Parson

    The Parson Your friendly neighborhood parson Staff Member

    Not bad for a 5th grade edumacation!
     
  12. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    Well there you go then. What do I know?
     
  13. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    That's just ironical.
     
  14. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    Indubitably..
     

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