[March 2]
Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger. John 6:35
ONLY by partaking largely, regularly, daily, of our Lord, his merit, and his gracious arrangements for us, can we become strong in him, and prosecute the journey faithfully and enter into the spiritual Canaan. As every Israelite was required to gather manna for himself, so each Christian is required to gather and appropriate the truth. We must do our own part along spiritual lines, as well as along earthly lines. The graces of the Holy Spirit cannot be expected to come to perfection without preparatory planting, pruning, cultivating. Some one has well said, "Rooming at a college does not make a scholar, nor occupying a pew in church make a Christian." To grow strong in the Lord and in the power of his might we must feed upon him daily—we must appreciate and appropriate the merits of his sacrifice. Z'13-218 R5279:4(Hymn 189)