176 words on 176 verses
“Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live,
And keep thy word.”
To think that all the Earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, to think that not only does it all belong to the Lord but that he gives to whomsoever he will, all are partakers with him. To think again moreover that those who are his own will inherit not only eternal life, though that would suffice me; not only eternal communion with Christ, though that would be my only full desire fulfilled; but we shall inherit that which is his own, that which our Lord inherits!
We are partakers of the heavenly calling (Heb 3:1), partakers of Christ (Heb 3:14), partakers of the Holy Ghost (Heb 6:4) partakers of the inheritance (Col 1:12), partakers of the benefit (1 Tim 1:6), partakers of the fruits (2 Tim 2:6) Partakers of his grace (Phil 1:7), partakers of his promise (Eph 3:6) together with the partakers of the sufferings (2 Cor 1:7) and partakers of the afflictions of the gospel (2 Tim 1:8).
In all this, it is difficult to see how the Lord has not dealt bountifully with us. O that we would “keep his word”
Pr Edi Giudetti