Monday, March 14, 2016 a child that is weaned of his mother...Psalms 131:2

Though the weaned child has not what it would have, or what it naturally most desireth, the milk of the breast--yet it is contented with what the mother giveth--it rests upon her love and provision.  So are we to be content with what providence alloweth us:  Heb. 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have;” and Phil. 4:11, “I have learned, in whatsover state I am, therewith to be content.”  Whatever pleaseth our heavenly Father should please us.  The child that is put from the breast to a harder diet is yet contented at last.  The child doth not prescribe what it will eat, drink or put on.  Children are in no care for enlarging possessions, heaping up riches, aspiring after dignities and honours; but meekly take what is provided for them.  The child, when it has lost the food which nature provideth for it, is not solicitous, but wholly referreth itself to the mother, hangeth upon the mother.  So for everything whatsoever should we depend upon God, refer ourselves to God, and expect all things from him: Ps. 62:5, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”  With such a simplicity of submission should we rest and depend upon God.  Let us take heed of being over wise and provident for ourselves, but let us trust our Father which is in heaven, and refer ourselves to his wise and holy government.
                                                                                                                              Thomas Manton

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