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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.
- COL. iii. 16.
GALL & INGLIS.
30 PATERNOSTER ROW.
6 GEORGE STREET.
“ LET the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,”-“that is," says an author, “let it be so studied and remembered as not only to enlarge your knowledge in the wisdom that cometh from above, but to be available as occasion may require, and to be applied as circumstances may demand. The Word of God thus dwelling in the heart, will be a preservative from sin, an incentive to holiness, a guide in perplexity, and an abundant and exhaustless source of spiritual comfort and consolation.”
The idea is quaintly expressed by Princess (afterwards Queen) Elizabeth in a few lines written on a blank page of a New Testament which she used during the period of her residence at Woodstock, in the reign of her superstiticus and cruel sister Mary. She thus writes: “I walk many times into the pleasant fields of Holy Scripture, where I pluck up goodly sentences
by pruning, eat them by reading, chew them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory, that, having tasted their sweetness, I
may the less perceive the bitterness of this miserable life.”
Multitudes before and since have felt the benefit of thus meditating on the words of Holy Scripture, which, when laid up in the memory and treasured for daily use, become indeed, as they were intended to be, a lamp to the feet, and a light to the path.
J. C. O.
The future hidden in its hands,
My Father knows.
My Father's hand.
January 2. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.-Prov. xvi. 33.
JORD, whatever lies before us,
We commit to Thee our way ;
Only guide us day by day.
Perfect wisdom is arranging
All events that meet us here,
Will go with us through the year.