The Second of June.

FORSAKE ME NOT, O LORD --- Psalm 38:21.

"I will not let thee go, except thou bless me." --- Genesis 32:26.

"Forsake me not, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me." --- Psalm 38:21.

Divine Answer: "Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of." --- Genesis 28:15.

"I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight." --- Exodus 33:12.

"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." --- Hebrews 13:5.

God will have me to be faithful; and should not he be so himself? Am I to trust in his word? then, surely, he will not forsake me, but be as good as his word. Heaven and earth must pass away, but his word will not; he is ever faithful.

If I do not believe this, I think blasphemously of God, and can have no help or comfort from his word: But if I truly believe him to be faithful, I believe enough. This is what he only desires; and if I really do, my faith will not be moved even in the hottest trials; the word will hold me up, though I receive it even in weakness. But my faith must be attended by continual prayer.

Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme,
And speak some boundless thing;
The mighty works, or mightier name,
Of our eternal King.

Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,
And sound his power abroad;
Sing the sweet promise of his grace,
And the performing God.

Proclaim salvation from the Lord
For wretched dying men;
His hand has writ the sacred word
With an immortal pen.

Engraved as in eternal brass,
The mighty promise shines;
Nor can the powers of darkness rase
Those everlasting lines.