Psalms 62:5

“My expectation is from him.”
— Psalms 62:5

It is the believer’s privilege to use this language. If he is looking
for aught from the world, it is a poor “expectation” indeed. But if he
looks to God for the supply of his wants, whether in temporal or
spiritual blessings, his “expectation” will not be a vain one.
Constantly he may draw from the bank of faith, and get his need
supplied out of the riches of God’s lovingkindness. This I know, I had
rather have God for my banker than all the Rothschilds. My Lord never
fails to honour his promises; and when we bring them to his throne, he
never sends them back unanswered. Therefore I will wait only at his
door, for he ever opens it with the hand of munificent grace. At this
hour I will try him anew. But we have “expectations” beyond this life.
We shall die soon; and then our “expectation is from him.” Do we not
expect that when we lie upon the bed of sickness he will send angels to
carry us to his bosom? We believe that when the pulse is faint, and the
heart heaves heavily, some angelic messenger shall stand and look with
loving eyes upon us, and whisper, “Sister spirit, come away!” As we
approach the heavenly gate, we expect to hear the welcome invitation,
“Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world.” We are expecting harps of gold and
crowns of glory; we are hoping soon to be amongst the multitude of
shining ones before the throne; we are looking forward and longing for
the time when we shall be like our glorious Lord-for “We shall see him
as he is.” Then if these be thine “expectations,” O my soul, live for
God; live with the desire and resolve to glorify him from whom cometh
all thy supplies, and of whose grace in thy election, redemption, and
calling, it is that thou hast any “expectation” of coming glory.

On this day...

  1. “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
    from the foundation of the world.””

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