REMEMBER ME, O GOD --- Nehemiah 13:31. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions April 16.

The Sixteenth of April.

REMEMBER ME, O GOD --- Nehemiah 13:31.

"Remember me, O God, for good." --- Nehemiah 13:31.

Divine Answer: "Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still; therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him." --- Jeremiah 31:20.

"A book of rememberance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name." --- Malachi 3:16, 17, 18.

"I know the thoughts that I think toward you." --- Jeremiah 29:11.

As soon as I appear with prayers before the Lord, he writes all my petitions in his book of rememberance. Should I not pray much? Yes, O Lord; and though I have many things already in thy book, yet I will give thee occasion to write down more and more every hour.

Thus nothing can be forgotten; all will be granted by him. Delays we must expect; but all shall be made up with so much larger gifts, in due time, though the best will be reserved for a blissful eternity.

Now let the Lord my Saviour smile,
And show my name upon his heart;
I would forget my pains awhile,
And in the pleasure lose the smart.

Dear Lord, imprint upon my breast,
And in the book of life, my name;
I'd rather have it there impress'd,
Than in the bright records of fame.

When the vast fire burns all things here,
Those letters shall securely stand,
And in the Lamb's fair book appear,
Writ by th' eternal Father's hand.