Thursday, February 9, 2012

lay on more fuel...

This from the 19th Century Unitarian Devotional, "Day Unto Day" often excerpted in these pages...

"My strength faileth because of mine iniquity. — Pa. xxxi. 10.

Oh, say not so! thou canst not tell what strength
Thy God may give thee at the length;
Renew thy vows; and if thou keep the last,
Thy God will pardon all that's past.
Vow while thou canst, while thou canst, vow; thou
may'st Perhaps perform it when thou thinkest least.
George Herbert.

"When a man is to run a race of forty furlongs, would you have him sit down at the nine and thirtieth, and so lose the prize. We do not keep a good fire all day. and let it go out in the evening when it is coldest; but then rather lay on more fuel, that we may go warm to bed." — But "He that is strong with his own strength falls before temptation; he is humbled in the dust. . . . Whence is our strength? From God alone."

The God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God. —Pa. 1xviii. 35."


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