Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord"
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee."
(This devotion is taken from Charles
Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening.)
Care, even though exercised upon legitimate
objects, if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept
to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and
again; it is reiterated by the apostles; and it is one which cannot be
neglected without involving transgression: for the very essence of
anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the
thrusting ourselves into His place to do for Him that which He has
undertaken to do for us. We attempt to think of that which we fancy He
will forget; we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden, as if
He were unable or unwilling to take it for us. Now this disobedience to
His plain precept, this unbelief in His Word, this presumption in
intruding upon His province, is all sinful. Yet more than this, anxious
care often leads to acts of sin. He who cannot calmly leave his affairs
in God's hand, but will carry his own burden, is very likely to be
tempted to use wrong means to help himself. This sin leads to a
forsaking of God as our counsellor, and resorting instead to human
wisdom. This is going to the "broken cistern" instead of to the
"fountain;" a sin which was laid against Israel of old. Anxiety makes
us doubt God's lovingkindness, and thus our love to Him grows cold; we
feel mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God, so that our prayers
become hindered, our consistent example marred, and our life one of
self-seeking. Thus want of confidence in God leads us to wander far
from Him; but if through simple faith in His promise, we cast each
burden as it comes upon Him, and are "careful for nothing" because He
undertakes to care for us, it will keep us close to Him, and strengthen
us against much temptation. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee."
Study verses - I Peter 5:7; Philippians.
4:6,7,19; Matthew. 6:25-34
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