May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
"But God" (Luke xii.20).

What else do we really need? What else is He trying to make us understand? The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural. The one resource of faith has always been the living God, and Him alone. The children of Israel were utterly dependent upon Jehovah as they marched through the wilderness, and the one reason their foes feared them and hastened to submit themselves was that they recognized among them the shout of a King, and the presence of One compared with whom all their strength was vain.

"Wherein," asked Moses, "shall we be separated from all other peoples of the earth, except it be in this that Thou goest before us."

A church relying on human wisdom, wealth or resources, ceases to be the body of Christ and becomes an earthly society. When we dare to depend entirely upon God and without doubt, the humblest and feeblest agencies will become "mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds." May the Holy Spirit give to us at all times, His own conception of these two great words, "But God."

may 13 abide in me
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