the Second Week of Advent
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The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Why dost Thou strive against Him? - Job 33:13
A believer strive against his God! Yes, it is sometimes the case; he may strive against some of the doctrines of His word; or, against some of the dispensations of His providence; or, against some of the commands He has issued. But why dost strive against Him?
His wisdom is infinite. His love is unchangeable. His ways are all righteous. His methods may be mysterious, and His dispensations trying; but His designs are all gracious and good. It is your duty to submit and be still. It is your privilege to believe and trust. It is rebellion and treason to strive against Him, for He giveth not account of any of His matters.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing. He is not accountable to any. He will not be questioned by the curious, or called to an account by the proud. He demands our acquiescence on the ground of His perfections, promises, and word. He will make all plain and clear to us by and by, and then we shall know as we are known, and be perfectly satisfied. He says, "Be still, and know that I am God." "Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord."
Oh! let me live of Thee possess’d,
In weakness, weariness, and pain!
The anguish of my labouring breast,
The daily cross I still sustain,
For Him that languish’d on the tree,
But lived, before He died for me.