[Manna - October 31]
Because Thy lovingkindness [favor] is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee. Psalm 63:3
THOSE who have tasted of the Lord's grace, those who have come to realize His favor as better than life, and who have joyfully laid upon His altar every earthly good thing, and hope and ambition, rejoice to tell the good tidings to others; they rejoice to tell forth the praises of Him who called them out of darkness into His marvelous light. The message is too good to keep; they not only do not require to be hired to tell it, but they are willing that the telling of it, and the enjoying of God's favor in connection with the telling, shall cost them something—cost them trouble, cost them money, cost them the loss of earthly friendship, cost the straining, if not the breaking, of some home ties, cost them the frown of the world and of churchianity. Z. '01-246 R2852:4