Faith’s Checkbook

September 22
Broad Rivers Without Galleys
But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no
galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. (Isaiah 33:21)

The Lord will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to
attend the best earthly things. If a city is favored with broad rivers, it is liable to be attacked by galleys
with oars and other ships of war. But when the Lord represents the abundance of His bounty under
this figure, He takes care expressly to shut out the fear that the metaphor might suggest. Blessed
be His perfect love!
Lord, if Thou send me wealth like broad rivers, do not let the galley with oars come up in the shape of
worldliness or pride. If Thou grant me abundant health and happy spirits, do not let “the gallant ship”
of carnal ease come sailing up the flowing flood. If I have success in holy service, broad as the
The German Rhine, yet let me never find the galley of self-conceit and self-confidence floating on the
waves of my usefulness. Should I be so supremely happy as to enjoy the light of Thy countenance
year after year, yet let me never despise Thy feeble saints, nor allow the vain notion of my own
perfection to sail up the broad rivers of my full assurance. Lord, give me that blessing which maketh
rich and neither addeth sorrow nor aideth sin.


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