HE HAS SAID
Yes. Whether for delight in our quietude or for strength in our conflict, “He has said” must be our daily resort. And this may teach us the extreme value of searching the Scriptures. There may be a promise in the Word that would exactly fit your case, but you may not know of it, and therefore you miss its comfort. You are like prisoners in a dungeon, and there may be one key in the bunch that would unlock the door, and you might be free—but if you will not look for it, you may remain a prisoner still, though liberty is so near at hand. There may be a potent medicine in the great pharmacopoeia of Scripture, and you may yet continue sick unless you examine and search the Scriptures to discover what “He has said.”
Should you not, besides reading the Bible, store your memories richly with the promises of God? You can recollect the sayings of great men, you treasure up the verses of renowned poets—ought you not to be profound in your knowledge of the words of God so that you may be able to quote them readily when you would solve a difficulty, or overthrow a doubt?
Since “He has said” is the source of all wisdom and the fountain of all comfort, let it dwell in you richly as “A well of water, springing up unto everlasting life.” So shall you grow healthy, strong, and happy in the divine life.
Adapted from Morning and Evening