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Commander’s Call
For The Morning Of —

March 10th

"In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved." — Psalm 30:6

          "MOAB is settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel."  Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty deep; let his lands yield abundantly:  let the weather be propitious to his crops; let uninterrupted success attend him; let him stand among men as a successful merchant; let him enjoy continued health; allow him with braced nerve and brilliant eye to march through the world, and live happily; give him the buoyant spirit; let him have the song perpetually on his lips; let his eye be ever sparkling with joy — and the natural consequence of such an easy state to any man, let him be the best Christian who ever breathed, will be presumption;  even David said, "I shall never be moved;"  and we are not better than David, nor half so good.  Brother, beware of the smooth places of the way; if you are treading them, or if the way be rough, thank God for it.  If God should always rock us in the cradle of prosperity; if we were always dandled on the knees of fortune; if we had not some stain on the alabaster pillar; if there were not a few clouds in the sky; if we had not some bitter drops in the wine of this life, we should become intoxicated with pleasure, we should dream "we stand;" and stand we should, but it would be upon a pinnacle; like the man asleep upon the mast, each moment we should be in jeopardy.

                We bless God, then for our afflictions; we thank Him for our changes; we extol His name for losses of property; for we feel that had He not chastened us thus, we might have become too secure.  Continued worldly prosperity is a fiery trial.

                                "Afflictions, though they seem severe,
                                In mercy oft are sent." spurgeon3

Spurgeon

You are dismissed.