“THOU REMAINEST”

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the
heavens are the works of your hands; They will perish, but you remain;
And they all will become old like a garment.” Hebrews 1:10-11

“Let your conversation [conduct] be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what
man shall do unto me.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:5, 6, 8

“O Lord and Saviour, we recline
On that eternal love of Thine,
Thou art our rest, and Thou alone
Remainest when all else is gone.”

“Earthly friends may fail or leave us,
One day soothe, the next day grieve us,
But this friend will ne’er deceive us,
O, how He loves!”

“We look out upon a world that is perishing, where all things are waxing old.
Over all we see the dark shadow of death, and that sooner or later death breaks
up the happiest home on earth. We see how true it is that “the world passeth
away.” Then with tear-dimmed eyes we turn our gaze from this passing world,
we look up through the opened heavens, and, at once we see “the glory of God,
and JESUS,” and faith delights to say to the Lord, “THOU REMAINEST.”

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day and forever.”

“His circumstances indeed have vastly changed. Yesterday He was the poor and
needy Man, the homeless Man, the Stranger with not where to lay His head. Today
He has resumed royalty and majesty in heavenly glory. He has laid aside forever the
garments of humiliation; He has put on the majestic robes of glory in suitability
to that place of glory. But though He has changed His circumstance, He has not
changed His heart. The love that could weep with Martha and Mary has not
changed one whit. The heart that had compassion on the widow of Nain still
beats in sympathy with sorrowing saints. The tender love that sustained the
broken-hearted Jairus can still say with infinite compassion to a broken-hearted
saint, “Be not afraid, only believe.”

[“Thou Remainest”, Hamilton Smith]

COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

“He that hath my commandments, and kept them, he it is that loveth me…
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” John 14:20

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love..”
“Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” John 15: 10, 14

“[We] beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye
have received of us how ye ought to walk to please God, so ye would
abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you
by the Lord Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-2

“And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.”
“He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar,
and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2: 3-4

“Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you:
because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” 1 John 2:8

COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO THE GRACE BELIEVER:
[not a complete list]

1. 1 John 2:28: “Abide in Him”
2. Eph. 5:18: “Be filled with the Spirit”
3. Gal. 5:16: “Walk in the Spirit”
4. Rom. 6:11: “Count yourselves to be dead unto sin”
5. 1 John 2:15: “Love not the world, neither the things ….in the world”
6. Rom. 6:13: “yield to God”
7. Col. 2:6: “Walk ye in Him”
8. Eph. 4:1: “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling which you have been called”
9. Eph. 4:24: “put on the new man”
10. Eph. 5:8: “Walk as children of light”
11. Col. 3:1: “Seek things above”
12. Col. 3:12: “Put on…..mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering”
13. Hebrews 12: 1-2: “let us run with patience the race…looking unto Jesus.”
14. Hebrews 12: 3: “For consider Him…”
15. 2 Cor. 5:7: “Walk by faith”
16. Gal. 2:20: “Live by Faith”
17. Eph. 4:32: “Forgive as we have been forgiven”

GOD’S WILL

“also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined
according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel
of His will, to the end that we who were the first hope in Christ
would be to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:11-12

“Every afflicted Christian should bow to the absolute sovereignty of God
and surrender to Him the right to do what He chooses to do, whenever
He chooses to do it, in any way He chooses to do it, for any purpose He
wants to accomplish, and to use any person He chooses.”

Lehman Strauss,
“In God’s Waiting Room”