Blessings And More Blessings


Poor And Weary

     Christ met with the greatest success among the needy and the unfortunate, and these received the richest blessings of His grace and ministry. His work was to do good to those whom the Pharisees despised. The needy, the broken-hearted, were the objects of His special attention. His words to them were words of truth and light. He did not tell them that they should become exalted, honored, and wealthy, by believing in Him. He showed them the worthlessness of all human greatness. And through His words, the Spirit of God, quick and powerful, spoke to those poor, weary, dispirited souls in their fruitless search after happiness. "He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me," He said, "can not be My disciple." "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." "So shall he be My disciple." The cross one lifts and bears after Jesus, is the pledge to him of a crown of glory in the kingdom of God. 

ST, July 21, 1898