To Ponder:


“Is it well with you?” 2 Kings 4:26. This question is asked, not by intrusive inquisitiveness, but by friendly interest and kindness. Surely then the candid reader will give it that attention which its importance demands. It is well with all who are in Christ–whatever their outward circumstances may be. But it is ill with all who are out of Christ however moral their character, however amiable their disposition, or however prosperous their earthly estate. In Christ–there is safety, life, and peace! Out of Him–there is darkness, danger, and death! Are you then in Christ? Have you entered Him as the Ark for your soul? Are you vitally united to the True Vine? If so, it is well with you–and you will surely bear some good fruit to the glory of Him who has loved us and given Himself for us. Believer in Jesus–is it well with you? Is your soul in health? Have you an appetite for spiritual food? Is Jesus growing increasingly precious? Do you find it good to draw near to God? Do you enjoy fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ? Afflicted Christian–is it well with you? Can you see your Father’s hand in your trials? Can you trust His heart–when you cannot trace His hand? Can you say, “It is the Lord–let Him do what seems good to Him!” “For we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. (“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)

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