Pristine Grace

Too Many and Too Much
by Henry Mahan
Too Many and Too Much

    We have entirely too many fears for a people to whom the Lord has said:  "Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (Isa. 41:10).

    We have far too many doubts and fears concerning God's mercy, love, and grace for a people to whom the Lord has said, "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out . . . I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish: (John 6:37; John 10:28).

    We spend entirely too much time grumbling and complaining about our trials and troubles for a people to whom the Lord has said, "In the world you shall have tribulation but be of good cheer;  I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).

    We have entirely too much attachment to this world and to this present life for a people who are looking for a city whose Builder and Maker is God (Hebrews 11:8-10).

    We have far too much anxiety, care, and fear, far too much concern for the earthly, material things for a people to whom the Lord has said, Your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things" (Matthew 6:32).