… The Levites, explained the law to the people
while the people remained in their place.
The world crowns success;
God crowns faithfulness!
The secret of joy in the Lord is to be sure you are doing what God wants you to do.
Your place of service may not be an easy one or even the sort of thing you would have chosen for yourself.
No matter how excellent your present job may be, if it is not the work the Lord would have you do, it may become the most unpleasant task in the world.
Paul says, “But now has God set the members, every one of them, in the body, as it has pleased him” (1 Corinthians 12:18).
In His service the important thing is not the prominence of the position we occupy, but rather our faithfulness in doing His will even if our work is obscure or unrecognized by men.
Spurgeon once said, “If two angels were sent to represent the Lord, one to the court of St. James, the other to sweep the street-crossings of London, each would feel equally honored, and each would be equally diligent and faithful in the performance of his task!”
In the army of the Lord there are officers and privates.
Some must be in the front lines, while others must work behind the scenes and guard the supplies.
Milton wrote, “They also serve who only stand and wait.”
In Daniel 7:10 we read, “A thousand thousands MINISTERED unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand STOOD before him.”
We love the hymn, “Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,” but there are times when we must simply “Hold the Fort.”
On beds of suffering many dear saints today are thus occupied in the ministry of prayer. If you are sure God has placed you in your present position, you can be certain that He will require no more of you than His enabling grace makes possible.
I cannot fill another’s place,
No more can he fill mine;
God meant us each to fit His plan,
Not o’er our lots to pine.
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