Psalms 65:11

""Thy paths drop fatness."" 
              — Psalms 65:11

Many are ""the paths of the Lord"" which ""drop fatness,"" but an especial
one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will
have need to cry, ""My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me."" Starving
souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the
parched fields in times of drought. Prevalence with God in wrestling
prayer is sure to make the believer strong-if not happy. The nearest
place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much
alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your
religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not
sparkling with the joy of the Lord. Since the soul-enriching path of
prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are
required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced
saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear
reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on
your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel’s fields.

There is another especial path dropping with fatness to those who walk
therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of
fellowship with Jesus! Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy
calm of a soul leaning on Jesus’ bosom. Few Christians understand it,
they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of Nebo: they
live in the outer court, they enter not the holy place, they take not
up the privilege of priesthood. At a distance they see the sacrifice,
but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the
fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit thou ever under the shadow
of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches
thereof; let thy beloved be unto thee as the apple-tree among the trees
of the wood, and thou shalt be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. O
Jesus, visit us with thy salvation!

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  1. October 8, 2010

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