Lamentations 3:24

It may be a cop out to keep posting either pictures or writings from other people, but this Tuesday’s lunch reading was too good not to share!  (Maybe next week I’ll post something original) :)

By Charles Spurgeon

“The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.”
— Lamentations 3:24
It is not “The Lord is partly my portion,” nor “The Lord is in my
portion”; but he himself makes up the sum total of my soul’s
inheritance. Within the circumference of that circle lies all that we
possess or desire. The Lord is my portion. Not his grace merely, nor
his love, nor his covenant, but Jehovah himself. He has chosen us for
his portion, and we have chosen him for ours. It is true that the Lord
must first choose our inheritance for us, or else we shall never choose
it for ourselves; but if we are really called according to the purpose
of electing love, we can sing-
“Lov’d of my God for him again
With love intense I burn;
Chosen of him ere time began,
I choose him in return.”
The Lord is our all-sufficient portion. God fills himself; and if God
is all-sufficient in himself, he must be all- sufficient for us. It is
not easy to satisfy man’s desires. When he dreams that he is satisfied,
anon he wakes to the perception that there is somewhat yet beyond, and
straightway the horse-leech in his heart cries, “Give, give.” But all
that we can wish for is to be found in our divine portion, so that we
ask, “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that
I desire beside thee.” Well may we “delight ourselves in the Lord” who
makes us to drink of the river of his pleasures. Our faith stretches
her wings and mounts like an eagle into the heaven of divine love as to
her proper dwelling-place. “The lines have fallen to us in pleasant
places; yea, we have a goodly heritage.” Let us rejoice in the Lord
always; let us show to the world that we are a happy and a blessed
people, and thus induce them to exclaim, “We will go with you, for we
have heard that God is with you.”

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