Daily Treasure

Eminent Holiness the Desire of the Believer

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Jesus Christ.

~ Phil 3:12

Oh for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

Daily Treasure

Diligence in Worldly Calling

Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.

~ 1 Thess 4:11

Midst hourly cares, may love present
Its incense to thy throne;
And while the world our hands employs,
Our hearts be thine alone.

Daily Treasure

Temperance

Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

~ Luke 21:34

The world employs its various snares,
Of hopes and pleasures, pains and cares,
And chain’d to earth I lie:
When shall my fetter’d powers be free,
And leave these seats of vanity,
And upward learn to fly?

Daily Treasure

Self-Denial

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

~ 1 Cor 10:23

Lord, ever let me freely yield  
What most I prize to thee,  
Who never hast a good withheld,  
Or wilt withhold from me.  
  
Thy favour all my journey through,  
Thou art engaged to grant;  
What else I want, or think I do,  
’Tis better still to want.

Daily Treasure

Thanksgiving

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

~ 1 Thess 5:18

Praise to God, immortal praise,  
For the love that crowns our days;  
Bounteous Source of every joy,  
Let thy praise our tongues employ.

Daily Treasure

Inheritance Among the Sanctified

Brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

~ Acts 20:32

From earth we shall quickly remove,  
And mount to our native abode;  
The house of our Father above,  
The palace of angels and God.

Daily Treasure

The Fruits of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

~ Gal 5:22-23

’Tis God himself the ground prepares,  
His Spirit sows the land;  
And every pleasant fruit it bears,  
Is nurtur’d by his hand.