Thursday, June 10, 2010

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                                "Even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Peter 3:4

 Now the way prescribed for the attainment of meekness is to ask for it. Ask it of God, pray for it. It is a fruit of the Spirit; it is given by the God of all grace, and to Him we must go for it. It is a branch of that wisdom which he that, "lacketh must ask of God" and "it shall be given him" (James 1:5). The God we address is called "The God of patience and consolation" (Romans 15:5), and he is therefore the "God of patience" (for the more patient we are, the more we are comforted under our afflictions), and as such we must look to Him when we come to Him for grace to make us like-minded, that is meek and loving towards one another, which is the errand the apostle there comes upon to the throne of grace. God's people are, and should be, a generation of seekers, who covet the best gifts and make their court to the best giver who never said to the wrestling Jacob "Seek in vain." Rather He has given us an assurance firm enough to build upon, and rich enough to encourage ourselves with: "Seek and ye shall find." What would we more? Seek meekness, and ye shall find it.
                                                         ~ Matthew Henry

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
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