Sunday, December 18, 2005

.: Jesus Is A Friend That Is Closer Than A Brother :.

There is a friend that sticketh closer
.than a brother

~ Prov. 18:24 ~

Disappointments you will have, but ever
bear in mind that Jesus, the living, risen
.Saviour, is your Redeemer, your Restorer
He loves you, and it is better to share
His love than to sit with princes and be
....separated from Him
Come daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open
your heart to Him freely. In Him there is
no disappointment. You will never find a
better counselor,a safer guide, a more sure
defense.Through all your trials . . . you
have had a never-failing Friend, who
has said, "I am with you alway, even unto
".the end of the world

But how often is the Lord neglected for
the society of others, and for things of no
value! . . . We dare not let His name
languish on our lips,and His love and memory
die out of our hearts. "Well," says the cold
formal professor, "this is making Christ too
much like a human being;"but the Word of God
warrants us to have these very ideas. It is
the want of these practical, definite views of
Christ, that hinders so many from having a
genuine experience in the knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is the reason
that many are fearing and doubting and
mourning. Their ideas of Christ and the plan
of salvation are vague,dreary, and
confused. . . . If ever there was a time
when men needed the presence of Christ at
their right hand, it is now, so that when
the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit
.of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him
!Communion with Christ-how unspeakably precious
!Such communion it is our privilege to enjoy, if
we will seek it.The everlasting assurance shall
be yours that you have a Friend that
.sticketh closer than a brother

Ellen G. White Estate _

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