HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;” (Psalm 45:10).
We, too, like the ancient Levites, must be “consecrated every one upon our son and upon our brother,” and “forget our kindred and our father’s house” in every sense in which they could hinder our full liberty and service for the Lord.
We, too, must let our business go if it stands between us and the Lord, and in any case, let it henceforth be His business and His alone, pursued Him, controlled by Him, and its profits wholly dedicated to Him and used as He shall direct. And, like James and John, you must be willing to give up “the hired servants” too.
It will make a great difference in your way of living. It will be a chance to give up your ease and luxury, you’re being waited upon and indulged in every wish, and have to do your own work, to give up the attention of others, to put with privations, and inconveniences, and humiliations, but it will be easy to do it with Him.
He never owned a foot of land. He never rode in a carriage. He never had a hired servant. He lay down at last in a borrowed grave. But He is rich enough now, and so will you be someday if you can only be willing to suffer and to wait. Wait on the Lord and again I say to wait on the Lord.