Charles head money January 1, 1970 Scripture: Matthew 10:30 From: city Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 34


The hairs of her Head Numbered

“But the very hairs of your head room all numbered.” — Matthew x. 30

IT is many delightful to see how familiarly our mr Jesus talked through his disciples. The was an extremely great, and yet he was amongst them together one that serveth; that was very wise, yet he was gentle as a nurse with her children; the was an extremely holy, and also far over their sinful infirmities, but he condescended to men of low estate; that was your Master and Lord, and also yet your friend and also servant. He talked with them, no as a remarkable who domineers, however as a brother complete of tenderness and sympathy. You know exactly how sweetly he when said to them, “If that were no so, ns would have actually told you”; and also thus he verified that he had hidden nothing from them the was lucrative to them. The laid ceiling his an extremely heart to them: his an enig was with them. He love them to the uttermost, and caused the complete river the his life to circulation for your behoof.

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Now, in this chapter, if you review it in ~ home, you will certainly see exactly how wisely the mr Jesus deals with their fears. He is fear lest they must be afraid; anxious that they should not be anxious; for this reason he speak to them together a really tender friend would talk to some an extremely nervous person— part weak-minded brother or sister— and he speak in together a means that if lock were no comforted, surely lock must have actually wilfully solved to put comfort native them. He states to them, “Fear not them which death the body, however are no able to death the soul: but rather are afraid him i beg your pardon is maybe to ruin both soul and also body in hell. Room not 2 sparrows offered for a farthing? and also one of lock shall not autumn on the soil without her Father. But the very hairs of her head space all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye space of much more value than many sparrows.” Brethren, excellent the tenderness that our mr Jesus, and also imitate it. Let us try to be equally kind to our fellow-Christians: let us never ever attempt to show off, or to do ourselves somebody, or to exhibit our toughness of faith, for that will certainly grieve the tender tiny ones, and make them shrink into self-upbraidings. Permit us consider their weakness, and also the aid that wo can render them; your sorrow, and also the comfort the we can afford them. Jesus, was self a Comforter, or he might not have talked of “another Comforter”; and so let united state be comforters in ours measure, treading in his steps.

This reminds me, also, come say how an extremely homely the Saviour’s talk came to be with his hands-on worker in repercussion of this desire come cheer your hearts. Why, he talks, i have often thought, simply in the means in which any kind of one of us would have talked to our kids when desirous come encourage them! there is nothing around the Saviour’s language which renders you say to yourself, “What a grand speech! What a rhetorician! What an orator the is!” If any man provides you say the of him, doubt that the is turn off the currently a little. He is forgetting the true object of a loving mind, and is seek to be a well speaker, and to impress people with the idea that he is speak something really wonderful, and saying it really grandly. The Saviour fairly ignores all idea the beautiful expression in just trying to lug forth his an interpretation in the plainest feasible manner. He sought the shortest way to the mind of those whom he addressed, and he cared nothing even if it is flowers thrived or walk not flourish by the roadside. Therefore there is no eloquence favor the eloquence that Jesus: over there is a layout of majestic simplicity about him that is altogether his own, and in this lies unsurpassed sublimity. Ns now and also then see in books quotations, and the name of the authors are put at the foot of the extracts. However whenever ns observe the the name of Christ is put below a quotation i regard it together a superfluity which ought to be to win out; because that there is never any fear the mistaking the language of the son of God for that of any of the young of men. He has actually a style all his own. This, however, is incidental come the style aimed at; because that he does no study format of rhetoric in any type of degree, but simply aims at send his thought. Hence he speak in homely words, such as those that our message — “The really hairs of her head are all numbered.” Your an excellent and learned guys will not talk about the hairs of your head; all their discourse is top top the nebulae and also the stars, geology periods and also organic remains, evolution and also the solidarity the the race, and I understand not what besides. They will certainly not stoop come common-place things; they need to say something great, sublime, dazzling, brilliant, full of fireworks. The grasp is as much removed from every this as the heavens room from the gaudiest canopy that ever before bedecked a mortal’s throne. He talks in homely language due to the fact that he is at home; he speak the language the the heart because he is all heart, and wants to reach the mind of those to who he speaks. I commend the text to you for that reason, though for countless others besides. “The really hairs of your head room all numbered.”

reasoning over this words, they it seems to be ~ to have in them four things in ~ least, and we might take four views of their meaning: and also the an initial is, fore-ordination— “The really hairs of your head have actually been every numbered.” you will find that to be a more accurate variation of the text than the which is prior to us. The verb is no in the present, however in the pluperfect tense. The really hairs of her head have been all numbered prior to worlds were made. Secondly, I watch in the message knowledge. This is very clear: God so to know his world that the really hairs of their head room all numbered through him. Thirdly, over there is here valuation: he sets together a high calculation upon his own servants, the of them the is said, “The really hairs of your head space all numbered.” You are so priceless that the least part of friend is precious; the King keeps a it is registered of every component of you, “The an extremely hairs of your head space all numbered.” And, lastly, here is many evidently preservation. The Saviour has been telling them not to are afraid those that deserve to kill the body, and are not able to death the soul. He speak of God’s preserving them. In another place the told his disciples, “There shall no a hair of her head perish,” and he intends the exact same sense in this case; over there shall it is in a perfect conservation of his people. “The really hairs of her head room all numbered.”

I. Come, then, to the very first thought. Right here is FORE-ORDINATION. “The really hairs of her head room all numbered.” most Christian people think in the providence that God, yet all Christian civilization are not all set to follow out the truth which that involves. They show up to think that over there is a providence overruling, yet they it seems ~ to have actually forgotten the there always was such a providence, and that providence have to be, after ~ all, a matter of magnificent foresight. God must have foreseen, or he could not have actually provided, because that “providence” is, ~ all, yet the Latin because that foresight; and the provision i m sorry God makes is however the result of his vision forward of such and such a point as needful to us. Foresight must basically belong to any kind of true and also real providence.

How much does God’s foresight extend? the extends, we believe, to the whole man and all about him. God ordained the old as soon as we should be born, and also where, and also who ours parents need to be, and what ours lot in infancy, and what our route in youth, and what our place in manhood. Native the very first to the critical it has all occurred according come the divine purpose, also as it to be ordained by the magnificent will. Not only the man, yet all that pertains to the man, is fore-ordained of the Lord: “the very hairs of her head,” that is come say, all the which has actually anything to do with you, which come into any kind of call with you, and also is in any sense part and thoreau of yourself, is under the divine foresight and also predestination. Every little thing is in the divine purpose, and also has been ordered by the divine wisdom: all the occasions of your life — the greater certainly, the smaller sized with same certainty. That is difficult to attract a heat in providence, and also say this is arranged by providence, and that is not. It need to take whatever in that sweep, all the happens; it determines not only the movement of a star, yet the blow of a grain of dust along the public road. Every this, indigenous the very nature of the thing, is clear. God’s providence to know nothing of points so little as to be beneath its notice, nothing of things so an excellent as to be past its control. Naught is too small or too good for God to rule and overrule.

All that a man undergoes is also ordained the heaven; the hairs of your head, have to they rotate white in a solitary night by grief, will not perform so without divine permission. Must you be spared it rotates every hair constitutes a part of the crown the glory of her old age, you shall no be older than God wills. You shall neither die before your time, no one live beyond it. Every that involves you, i say, from very first to last, all that is the you, and also in you, and also around you—

“All chandelier come, and also last, and end,As shall please your heavenly Friend.”

“The really hairs of your head room all numbered.”

and this is what I contact your attention to: what is the resource of this numbering? the is not that they are all numbered by part recording angel who is set to execute the work. It might be so, but that is not the point we have to think about to-night. This numbering is done by your Father, who is in heaven. The ordinances that preeminence your life are in his hand: depend him belonging the worries from death; and also this provides it to be such a happy fact. Fate is hard and also cruel; yet predestination is fatherly, and also wise, and kind. The wheel of providence are always high and also terrible; yet they are full of eyes, and those eye look with the clear sight of wisdom, and also righteousness, and also love, and they look towards the an excellent of them that love God, and also are the dubbed according to his purpose. Terrible, indeed, the is come think of things as fixed by an eternal plan; yet the terror is taken indigenous it as soon as we feeling that us are youngsters of this an excellent Father, and that that wills nothing but what shall, in the end, work-related out our conformity come the picture of his Son, and also display the glory that his very own righteousness, and also grace, and also truth.

dear friend, perhaps you room blind! You will feel sweet contents in the dark as soon as you have the right to say, “This blindness was identified of my tender and loving Father; I know it was so, due to the fact that the very hairs of my head space all numbered.” Or it may be that you have from childhood been the subject of one more physical infirmity, which has caused you good loss and also pain, and even now it is threaten to lug you suddenly to the grave. Had actually this cross been laid upon friend by an enemy, you can have complained, however it has been ordained for you by him that cannot be unfriendly or unjust; as such say, “It is the Lord, let him carry out what seemeth that good.” We room taught come pray, “Thy will be done.” dare we contradict our own prayers through kicking versus that will? task glorified God, and also yet that spake no more than the should have done when he said, “The lord gave, and the mr hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” I always admire in job his ascribing all his afflictions to the Lord; due to the fact that apparently it to be the Sabeans the took far his oxen and also asses; it to be the Chaldeans the took far his camels; it was the wind indigenous the wilderness, elevated by the devil, that took away his children. Project does not care so much for Sabeans, and Chaldeans, and devils, regarding mention them; yet he cries, looking come the an initial Cause of all events, “The lord gave, and also the lord hath bring away away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” once we can gain at the back of clearly shows things, and also see, not just the puppets, however the strings that relocate them, then us come near to wisdom. Wicked us act according to your own cost-free will, and therefore the totality of the ethical evil of their doings rests wholly and also solely with themselves; but the good God, somehow, mysteriously, fairly clear of all complicity with human being sin, impacts his very own purposes, which are always great and right. He it is who from evil, either real or seeming, tho produceth good, and far better still, and much better still, in limitless progression. When, i say, we gain to this first Force, and real resource of power, climate we obtain where we find out wisdom, and also we are aided in the struggle of life. Once we view that every things are arranged by him that ordereth all things according to the counsel that his very own will, then we bow ours heads and worship.

The practical outcome of all this, come every Christian, must be just this, “If it it is in so, that all things in my life space ordered of God, even to the hair of my head, then let me find out submission; allow me bow before the Supreme will certainly which chandelier to have its way. Despite it cost me countless a tear, and also many a pang, yet will I never ever be content until I have the right to say, ‘Father, thy will certainly be done.’ ” person nature prompts us to asking that, if it it is in possible, the bitter cup may pass far from us; yet the magnificent nature, which God has put right into his true children, helps them still to struggle after complete submission, it spins at last they room conquerors end themselves, and also God is glorified in the temple of their being. I am sure, my brothers, our joy lies an extremely much in our complete submission to the lord our God. If you cannot carry your legacy to her mind, carry your mental to her estate. The old proverb bids us reduced our coat according to our cloth, and he that have the right to clothe his mind v the clothes which providence allots him requirements not to envy mine Lord mayor in his robes. Happiness lies more in the mind than in the ar or the possession. He that hath enough, despite he hath but a few shillings a week, hath an ext than the possessor of millions. He that is content is the truly affluent man; your money-grubber is always poor, how deserve to he be otherwise — bad in the worst feeling of the word? Oh, that is a blessed thing when one deserve to think of all the events of providence the God is ordering them all: then we dissolve our own will into the sweetness of God’s will, and also our sore is at an end!

This, i think, should, in enhancement to teaching united state submission, constantly give us such a level of consolation in the time of trouble the we also rise into something prefer joy. I was reading to-day the old Mr. Dodd, who is a person the Puritans are constantly quoting— a man who did not create books, but he appears to have said things with i m sorry other world made their books attractive. This old Mr. Dodd, that is said, had a good trouble, a bodily complain I will not mention, however it is one of the most painful a man can suffer from; and when he was told that this had come ~ above him, and also that it was incurable, the old man melted a couple of natural tears in ~ the good and excruciating pain; yet at critical he said, “This is evidently native God, and also God never ever sent me anything however it to be for my good, as such let us kneel down together, and thank God because that this.” It to be well said of the old man, and it to be well done of him the he thanked God most heartily. Five yes, let us kneel down together, and thank God for our trouble! Is that consumption, a dying child, a farm yard that does not pay, a organization that is gradually leaking away?— let us firmly think that our God has actually never sent us anything yet what that meant good by it; therefore, let united state kneel down, and also thank God with all our hearts. If your kid should come to you, and say, “Father, I say thanks to you because that the rod; I know it has been because that my good,” you would feel it to be time to have done correcting him. Evidently he is not so dull and foolish regarding need a sharp awakening by chastisement. That sees the evil of his disobedience, and the necessity of chastisement, and also now he deserve to be left to follow the end the great he has actually learned. When you and also I start to be acquainted with affliction, and to say thanks to God because that it, we space pretty nearly getting through it. Ns believe, myself, the there is a period often collection to the sorrows that saints, and that the duration is usually coincident v their perfect acquiescence in them. When they room content to have all points as God wills, God will be contents to allow them have it lot as castle will. Once two wills operation together, ours will and God’s will, then us shall find a sweet double stream that silver tranquility flowing throughout the rest of ours lives. Therefore, allow us concerned this— if even the really hairs of our head room all numbered, if whatever be really ordained the the most High worrying his people, let us rejoice in the divine appointment, and also take it as it comes, and praise his name, whether our allotment be unstable or smooth, bitter or sweet. Let us cheerfully say, “If the mr wills it, and also we will certainly it, too; if the hath purposed it, even so let it be; because all things work together for good to them the love God, also to them that are dubbed according come his purpose.”

ns shall no plunge right into the slough of difficulties which some of you space sure to check out lying in the way; I expedition over the mire with the nimble feet of faith. Ns shall not talk about how fore-ordination have the right to be presented to be regular with the responsibility of man, and also the free-will the man, and all that. I believe in the responsibility of man, and the free-will of man, as lot as I think in predestination. I believe in the obligation of guy as lot as you do, and also I believe in the free-agency of guy as lot as everyone living. How deserve to I believe both doctrines? ns evidently can think them both, for i do think them. I have actually learned this: the the man whose creed is consistent in the referee of rather usually has actually a really scanty, poverty-stricken creed; and a great deal of the is quite theory 보다 revelation. As soon as you pertained to make up her theology into a system, you are very apt come act like a builder, that fills in in between the great stones mortar that his own mixing. I am contents to pile up the unhewn stones, and put in no cement of my own. I will certainly not form truth, much less include to it. “If she lift up thy device upon it, you hast polluted it.” He that takes fact as he finds it in the inspired book has enough material, and it is every sound. I think that all the conflict in Scripture space only apparent ones. Ns cannot mean to understand the mysteries that God, neither perform I great to perform so. If I interpreted God, he can not it is in the true God. A doctrine which i cannot fully grasp is a fact which is to plan to understand me. When I cannot climb, i kneel. Where I cannot construct an observatory, I collection up one altar. A great stone which i cannot lift serves me because that a pillar, ~ above which i pour the oil of gratitude, and adore the mr my God. How idle that is to dream of our ever running parallel in knowledge with the infinite God! His understanding is too wonderful for us; the is therefore high us cannot attain to it. Have actually you never ever heard the the inquisitive boy who had been forbidden to enter his father’s study. He tried the door, however it was fastened: all proper and also safe entrance was the end of the question. But he might not be contents till he had actually satisfied his curiosity, and also therefore the climbed as much as the window. Come his father’s horror, up two stories high, stood his tiny boy, spring in upon him, and crying v childish pride, “Father, I can see you.” What a position of danger for the child! He need to be acquired down, and taught not to rise there again. Shall us imitate this childish folly? Brethren, I will not attempt it. I execute not desire to endanger my soul, and also perhaps also my thinking powers, through straining ~ the unknowable. Poor child that ns am, ns would fairly love God and also wonder in ~ him, than regard him through cold, intellectual apprehensions, and dream the I recognize him altogether. Ns pray to prosper in the understanding of the which the mr reveals: and also I pray because that grace to border my curiosity by the boundaries of his revelation; for sure these room far sufficient apart because that the biggest researches. As for the an obstacle before us, I carry out not recognize it; and also what an excellent would it be to me if ns did understand it? I recognize that everything a male does the is wrong, he does it of his own free-will; and also all the sin in the human being I think to be led to by the wilful and also censurable an option of the transgressor; yet I know that, at the same time, over there is a grasp of foresight and also predestination so substantial that everything accords with the divine fore-knowledge and predestination. Let our hair grow as that will, or let united state pluck the end what hairs we please, let nothing interfere v our pure liberty in the matter; and also yet the hairs of our head space all numbered. So lot for fore-sight.

II. Now, secondly, here is KNOWLEDGE— God’s intimate knowledge of his people. “The an extremely hairs of her head room all numbered.” observe what a full knowledge God has of each among his children. If there were nobody else in the civilization except you, and God had nothing else to do but to think that you, and there to be no objects that his attention beyond yourself, and his eternal mind had actually no object of consideration yet you only, the Lord would not climate know more about you than he go now. The omniscience of God is concentrated upon every solitary being, and yet that is not divided by the multiplicity the its objects; it is not the much less upon any solitary one because there space so many. Just how it have to astonish us, that the lord knows united state at this moment so intimately as to count every hair of ours heads! The expertise which the lord has concerning his people is many minute, and takes in those tiny matters i m sorry men collection down as unconsidered trifles. He knows what you and also I hardly wish to know: the knows the which we might be contents to leave unknown: “The really hairs of your head space all numbered.”

He to know us far better than ours friends recognize us. Many a man has a type friend who knows his affairs most accurately, however even together a familiar acquaintance has actually never counted the hairs of your head. No man’s wife has done that, nor even the physician who has, by his long attendance top top us, become conscious of the condition and health of every part of our body. God to know us much better than we know ourselves. Nobody knows how plenty of hairs he has actually upon his very own head; yet the really hairs of your head are all numbered through One who knows us far better than we recognize ourselves. God to know matters around us that we might not of oneself discover. Over there are secrets of the love which space unknown also to ourselves, but they are not tricks to him. His penetrating expertise reaches to the most surprise things that life and also spirit.

carry out you no think that a charmingly tender expertise is intended when we are told that the mr counts the really hairs of our heads? walk it no intimate just how much he thinks of them? There space some that love us really much, and they are constantly aiming at our good, however God goes beyond them all in a more than motherly care of us, strikingly minute in the thoughtfulness. We view that his love passeth the love the women, for the very hairs of ours head room numbered; and also that at every period of our lives. Does the not indicate a an extremely sympathetic care? once one has a ailing child, and watches end it night and day, every tiny fact around it is known and noted. The darling watch a tiny pale to-day, or he falls short a small in his appetite; the symptom is anxiously noted. You know how quickly love can degenerate right into foolishness in the direction; but, without any type of folly, God is infinitely careful and kind in the direction of us, for he knows as soon as we have actually lost a hair from ours head. We cannot make one hair white or black, yet he knows when they rotate white through grief or age. That understands all around our fading and our farming grey, the little details worrying our body and also the minute situations that try our souls. It seems to me — I perform not know just how it strikes you— as meaning a very, very, an extremely intimate, tender, and also affectionate expertise of us; and also the truth that the Lord hence graciously looks top top us need to fill us v joy.

This careful, tender expertise on God’s component is constant. He to know the number of the hairs of ours head to-day, to-morrow, and all the days: he without ceasing watches every the processes which also in the the very least manner influence our lives. Therefore intimate is his knowledge of us, that our lying down and our increasing up, our thoughts and also our ways, are all continually prior to him. And what are we to learn from this? does it no make life a solemn business? who will dare to trifle v the mr God for this reason near? execute you keep bees? have you ever before taken out among the frames from your hive, and held it as much as observe what they room doing ~ above both sides of the comb? Or have actually you looked at them through among those exciting hives, furnished through a glass, through which the whole company is visible? The bees scarcely notice that you clock them, absolutely they are not eye-servers, for they space so laborious that they could not do an ext even if every eyes in the cosmos were fixed on them. What path of persons ought we to be once we recognize that God is observing us, and also noting every activity of our being! What treatment there must be regarding our feeling, our thinking, our resolving, ours desiring, ours doing, and also our speaking, when everything is minutely known to God, even to the counting of the very hairs of ours head! What perfect consecration we ought to maintain! If God so worths me, so to know me, that he counts the very hairs of my head, candlestick I not to provide to God my entirety self even to the minutest detail? need to I not give him, not merely my head, but my hair, together that penitent woman did, that unbound she tresses that she can make a towel of them, wherewith to wipe the feet that she had washed with her tears? ought we no to consecrate come God the very least things and also the greater things? Is it not written, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, execute all come the glory of God”? “Ye room not her own, ye space bought with a price:” and also when the inventory was taken, the lord did not leave a hair of her head out of the catalogue. Definitely he has actually not left her hair to any type of of friend Christian ladies wherewith to indulge her vanity and also pride; that is every tress that it her Lord’s. He does no leave come you men also a component of her talent, of your mind, or of your body; your whole self is altogether his, and he takes share of it, and expects girlfriend to incorporate it in your helpful consecration. He observes what you execute with tiny things: that notes also those minor problem which seem as well inconsiderable to come under ascendancy at all. " space under legislation to Christ, and also that law covers the whole man.

should not our id in this understanding of us by the Lord, aid us in prayer? do not some brethren pray as if they were informing God about themselves? ns think I have heard remarks in prayer which seemed to imply that God was no acquainted with the much shorter Catechism; friends have also gone over the doctrines of grace as if the mr was not aware of them. I have actually heard rather pray as if God walk not know the endure of Christians: as if lock have had actually to describe to him few of their doubts and also fears. Once we pray we do not need to define anything, because that the lord knows all around us, even to the hair of our head. To ~ friends, we have actually no require to describe our difficulties and perplexities to our God. “Your heavenly father knoweth” — allow this be her comfort. He knoweth what things we have actually need of prior to we ask him; this is a an excellent help in prayer. It may shorten her prayer a great deal if you go to God through the expression of her desire, and plead his promise, and also submit your heart to his magnificent discretion. Such a shortening the its length will be an addition to the strength of prayer. You require not it is in afraid, together if God did not know, yet come sweetly to him who knoweth all around you, and also will not act upon your faulty information, however upon his own certain knowledge.

This persuasion will help us to feel the the mr will supply us out of every difficulties, for he knows the way out the every labyrinth, he perceives the prize of every enigma. If that counts the an extremely hairs of your head, depend upon the he has a high discretion for greater things, and a matchless pilotage whereby, through waves, and rocks, and also quicksands, he will gently steer her way, and also bring you come the wanted haven.

over there is so lot of comfort in this doctrine of the limitless knowledge that God that i wish every bad sinner below would remember the God to know all around him, and consequently can deal with all his sins and fears. If you want mercy, pertained to the lord at once; the knows your way, the knows your position, he knows your damaged heart, the knows her weary struggles, he to know what you can not express. The entirety of the not correct you have actually wrought, and also the entirety of the appropriate you desire, that perceives; for “the very hairs of your head room all numbered.”

III. Now, thirdly, and really briefly: Does not this message express VALUATION? “The very hairs of her head are all numbered.” that seems, then, the lowly saints space exceedingly valuable to your Lord. The whole of Christ’s i cry on earth were really poor people; if they had actually a boat and also a few nets, it was all they to be worth. If anybody had actually seen Christ in his tiny church ~ above earth, that would have said, “There is not a respectable person among them.” that is how we talk nowadays; as if it to be respectable to have money; as if respect did not belong to character, yet only to possessions. Yet those twelve negative men he picked out, and also he believed so much of them that he numbered the hair of their heads. Yonder is a poor old man in the aisle, and also he has actually a fustian jacket on; never mind his fustian jacket, the an extremely hairs the his head room all numbered. Yonder is a negative old woman simply come out of the workhouse, and also she loves to hear the gospel; she is such a really poor old woman the nobody likes come invite her right into a pew. I speak come the dead of such pride. She is one of Christ’s saints, and also saintship is a patent that nobility. If you offered a farm yard you could count the trees, yet not the boughs and the leaves; however if you marketed a jeweller’s shop, you would certainly count all the pins, and all the diamond rings, because everything is precious there; currently God reckons everything about his human being to be so priceless that he also takes stock of the hairs of your heads. Just how precious in the vision of the grasp his saints are! I have been trying to job-related out a calculation: if the hair of your heads space worth so lot that God registers them, what space their heads worth? who shall phone call me that? If your heads room worth so much that the mr Jesus Christ passed away to redeem them, who can tell what your souls space worth, or fairly what they space not worth? They room worth an ext than every the human beings put together. Questioning a mom what her kid is worth. “What will certainly you take for her boy, mistress?” mine friends, if she marketed him in ~ the price she would consider a same compensation, we might not all of us make up the money if we put all the we have into one usual fund. The Lord set such a value on his children that he gave his child Jesus Christ to dice sooner 보다 he would shed one of them; and Jesus himself chose to dice on the cross the none of his little ones need to perish. Oh, the value and the preciousness of a son of God! people would no serve because that pence to be the communication of the valuation.

Let us prize the civilization of God very highly, emotion as the Psalmist did as soon as he said, “O God, thou art my God: my goodness extendeth not to thee; however to the saints that room in the earth, and to the fantastic in who is all my delight.” You you re welcome Jesus once you do good unto among the the very least of this his children. The reckons the you have done it unto him. If they room so dear to him, permit them be dear to you; and as some of those whom Christ has purchased with his blood space still lost—

“O come, let united state go and also find them!In the paths of death they roam.”

If the hairs of their head room counted, what need to their souls be worth? Let united state feel that all we deserve to do to save a soul from fatality is yet cheap work compared with the priceless gem us seek. O come, ye divers, plunge into the sea: the pearls ye lug up shall well repay her utmost risk and also toil! Come, ye hunters after ~ souls, over there is no such follow as this! hunt after souls as the brave Switzer chases the chamois ~ above the mountains, and let no difficulties daunt you, because that “he that winneth souls is wise.” over there is no more financially rewarding purchase than this, though you should lay down your resides to carry men to Christ. Just how much doth God worth the souls that his people!

IV. Lastly, below is PRESERVATION. View how very closely God intends to preserve his very own people, due to the fact that he starts by count the hair of their heads. I say it, for there is scripture at the back of mine assertion, that none of the human being of God shall suffer in the long run the the smallest loss. “There shall not a hair of her head perish,” stated Christ come his believing people. If ns were to shed a hair from mine head, I have to not know it — need to you? but God would know if his servants shed a hair of their heads, and he renders the promise come them of such finish protection that there shall not a hair of your head perish. Psychic that other text, “The mr keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” Now, a Christian male may break the bones of his body, yet in a real and also spiritual sense he is cost-free from such danger, God will save him— ay, keep him to every eternity! “There shall not a hoof be left behind,” claimed Moses come Pharaoh, and there shall no a bone, nor a piece of a bone that the ransomed it is in left in the rule of death and also the grave. Once the trumpet shall sound, the whole of redeemed manhood chandelier start into life. When Peter came out the prison, the angel smote him, and also his chains dropped off, and also he come out that prison, but he did no quit it rotates he had actually put on his sandals. That did no leave even a pair of old shoes for Herod and also his jailors. For this reason shall the be v the children of God at last: “from bed of dust and silent clay,” when the angel’s trumpet shall ring out, castle shall arise, and they shall leaving nothing behind; they shall no leave vital particle in the tomb. Lock shall rise, body, soul, and also spirit completely redeemed of the Lord. “The really hairs of her head space all numbered.” Christ to know what he has actually bought, and he will have actually it; even to the critical atom that will have actually that which he has purchased. We shall not get in into life halt, or maimed, or having actually one eye. The will keep his world in their entirety, and also present castle “without spot, or winkle, or anything.”

observe that, in the nearby neighbourhood that the text, we read of persecution. Beloved, if persecution need to come it cannot really injury you. The three Hebrew children, when they came out that the fire, to be not scorched or singed; there was no the smell of fire upon their hats, your hosen, or their hair. As soon as God’s people pass v the fires of persecution, lock shall no be losers; they shall go through the fires altogether unharmed; nay, castle shall win the martyr’s palm and also crown, which shall do them glorious for ever, even if they dice in the flames. Therefore, fear nothing. Nothing candlestick by any way harm you; in the finish your sufferings candlestick be her enrichment. Though you count not your stays dear depend you, precious shall your blood it is in in his sight.

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as well as persecution, over there may concerned you accident or sudden calamity. Never be afraid. It is half the battle in one accident, come exhibit presence of mind, because of this let the son of God be calm and self -possessed; because that although you must suffer in body, your true self will be safe. Though in the tornado, or in the shipwreck, or in cholera, or in fire, you must be placed in outward peril even as rather are, however your actual life is insured, by the agreement of grace from all injury. Therefore, remainder in the Lord, because that you shall be for sure though a thousand should fall at your side, and also ten thousand at your right hand. If you lose, her loss shall be transmuted into a real gain. Sickness, if sickness comes, shall work-related your health. God’s youngsters have regularly been ripened through sickness. Castle are prefer the sycamore fig, which never ever gets sweet till it is bruised. Amos to be a bruiser that sycamore figs, and also affliction is God’s Amos to bruise us into sweet ness. Maturity comes by affliction. Alas! you say, “I have lost a dear friend.” to trust in God, and also by magnificent friendship the void in her heart chandelier be much more than filled. Have actually you shed a child? The Lord will certainly be better to you 보다 ten sons. Should your father and also your mommy be taken from you, you shall uncover them both in Christ, and also be no orphan. Thus doth the promise stand: “No great thing will he withhold from them the walk uprightly.” “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Trust, then, in the mr at all hazards. Trust in the in deep waters and also on the shore. Once the waves space raging, trust your God as well as when the sea is together glass. When the sea roars, and also the mountains shake v the swelling thereof, trust in Jehovah without the shade of a doubt, for “the really hairs of her head space all numbered.” Wherefore should you fear? your vessel dead Jesus and all his fortune. If you space drowned he can not swim, he sinks or swims v you; because that thus has actually he put it, “Because ns live, ye shall live also.” If your Lord lives, you should live. Wherefore, lull one another with these words, and go quietly, patiently, happily, joyfully with the world, under divine preservation, since “the really hairs of your head space all numbered.”

together for you who space not in Christ, i feel because that you a good sorrow, due to the fact that you can not partake in the happiness of this preservation. Together for the righteous, the stars in their process fight because that them, and the beasts that the field are in league with them. However as for you, earth groans come bear the weight of such a sinner, and the aspects are impatient to avenge the arguments of God’s commitment by destroying you. Every things work-related together to lug upon friend the justice which you provoke. Flee! Flee! Flee! you have yet one friend left: flee to him! that friend, “the friend of Sinners,” entreats friend to concerned him. Hear him as he cries in tenderest accents, “Come unto me, every ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will provide you rest.” concerned Jesus; come in ~ once, because that his too ~ love’s sake! Amen.