“The LORD preserves the simplehearted; I was helpless, and He saved me.” Psalm 116:6
So bountiful is Saviors nature–to give is His delight. His gifts are precious beyond measure and are as freely given as the light of the sun.
“The Lord will give grace AND glory!” Psalm 84:11
He freely gives grace in all its forms, to all His people:
He gives grace . . .
He doubly enhances the value of His grace, by the manner of its bestowal. He generously pours grace into their souls without ceasing–and He will always, whatever may occur.
Sickness may invade–but the Lord will give grace.
Poverty may throw its wet blanket over us–but grace will surely be afforded.
Death must have its day–but grace will light a candle at the darkest hour.
How blessed it is as years move along, to enjoy such an unfading promise as this, “The Lord will give grace!”
The little conjunction “and” in this verse is the diamond rivet binding the present with the future! Grace and glory always go together. God has married them, and none can divorce them! The Lord will never deny a soul eternal glory, to whom He has freely given His saving grace. Most certainly, glory is nothing more than grace in full bloom; grace like autumn fruit–mellow and perfected.
How soon we may have glory—know not. It may be that before this month has run out, we shall see the Promised Land, and the city built by God. But be the interval longer or shorter, we will be glorified before long. The Lord will surely give glory to all His chosen ones:
the glory of Heaven,
the glory of eternity,
the glory of Jesus!
So unique a promise of a faithful God. Two golden links of one eternal chain. Whoever has grace–shall surely gain glory!
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Romans 8:29-30
Thank you, Almighty God and Father, for so trustworthy a promise to lighten our steps knowing your promises we own as Yours alone are worth more than all worries or speculations born of our imaginings unchaperoned. ~G.W.