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

In Adversity to Trust God

Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.

~ Isa 1:10
If Providence our comforts shroud,  
And dark distresses lower,  
Hope paints its rainbow on the cloud,  
And grace shines through the shower.

Daily Treasure

In Prosperity to Be Humble

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think.

~ Rom 12:3

Lord, if thou thy grace impart,  
Poor in spirit, meek in heart,  
I shall, as my Saviour, be  
Rooted in humility:  
Pleas’d with all the Lord provides,  
Wean’d from all the world besides.

Daily Treasure

Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
~ John 5:39

Lord, thy teaching grace impart,  
That we may not read in vain;  
Write thy precepts on our heart,  
Make thy truths and doctrine plain;  
Let the message of thy love  
Guide us to thy rest above.

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Entire Consecration

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

~ Rom 6:13

Yield to the Lord, with simple heart,  
All that thou hast, and all thou art:  
Renounce all strength, but strength divine,  
And peace shall be for ever thine.

Daily Treasure

Improvement of Time

Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

~ Rom 13:11

The time is short, but who can tell  
How short his time below may be?  
To-day on earth his soul may dwell,  
To-morrow in eternity.

Daily Treasure

Increase of Grace

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.

~ Ps 92:12,14

Lord, one thing we want,  
More holiness grant;  
For more of thy mind and thy image we pant:  
While onward we move  
To Canaan above,  
Come, fill us with holiness, fill us with love.