I Will Be Their God!
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“I will be their God–and they will be My people!” Hebrews 8:10
So has Jehovah purposed in reference to all the chosen of His love! In this gracious and holy purpose, is wrapped up all present and future blessedness. He who has God to be his God–cannot lack any good thing; but he who has not God for his God–lacks everything really and truly good.
If Jehovah is your God–then all His glorious perfections are engaged and employed for your welfare:
His mercy will supply all your needs;
His power will conquer all your foes;
His wisdom will direct your way;
His faithfulness will answer your prayers;
His justice will maintain your cause; and
His infinite love and grace will be displayed in all His dealings with you!
If God is your God, then . . .
His promises–are your heritage,
His precepts–are your rule,
His doctrines–are your present paradise,
His Son–is your Saviour and King,
His Spirit–is your Sanctifier and Tutor,
and He Himself–is your everlasting portion!
If God is your God, then He will freely confer on you all good things at present–and crown you at last with everlasting glory. He will . . .
guide you continually,
chasten you occasionally,
receive you graciously,
and bless you indeed!
If God is your God, then all things are yours; things present, things to come; life, death, the world–all are yours!
If God is your God, then all the resources of eternity and all the treasures of time–will, if necessary, be employed in your spiritual and eternal benefit. This is the highest point of blessedness and honour–and this honour have all His saints.
(James Smith, “The Believer’s Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble” 1842)