Monday, December 14, 2015

.....Our grand primary business is to praise the Lord.  Our every breath should be a halleluiah.  It is to this blessed and most sacred exercise the Holy Ghost exhorts us, in manifold places.  "By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name."  We should ever remember that nothing so gratifies the heart and glorifies the name of our God as a thankful, worship-ing spirit on the part of His people.  It is well to do good and communicate,—God is well pleased with such sacrifices; it is our high privilege, while we have opportunity, to do good unto all men, and especially unto them who are of the household of faith; we are called to be channels of blessing between the loving heart of our Father and every form of human need that comes before us in our daily path;—all this is most blessedly true, but we must never forget that the very highest place is assigned to praise.  It is this which shall employ our ransomed powers throughout the golden ages of eternity, when the sacrifices of active benevolence shall no longer be needed.....
.....Are we not prone to forget the Lord our God—to rest in His gifts instead of Himself?  Alas! alas! we cannot deny it.  We rest in the stream, instead of getting up to the Fountain; we turn the very mercies, blessings, and benefits which strew our path in rich profusion into an occasion of self-complacency and gratulation, instead of finding in them the blessed ground of continual praise and thanksgiving.           
                                                                                                                                       C. H. Mackintosh

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