The Attrition of One Soul on Another
And you shall be a blessing.
If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to My name, says the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings.
The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:1
And David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me; and blessed be your advice, and blessed are you, who have kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.”
1 Samuel 25:32-33
But there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
1 Kings 21:25
I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake.
And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian”s house for Joseph”s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
can’t tell you everything, even some things that I would like very much to say to you. You are aware, doubtless, that there are some things upon which, though we do not quite understand them ourselves, light comes as we try to tell them to others. I found this the case the other day when in conversation with a sister. I was led to say some things upon which my mind had been turning, and found that in trying to give her some of these passing thoughts, new light on them seemed to come in with the voicing of them for her. The fact is, there are many questions that I long to have someone who has comprehension that way come and sit down by me and read and talk over. There is a helpfulness of this kind which comes from God directly, though it is delivered through the medium of some human soul. In fact, human souls are nearest and the easiest way that God has to reach us, save by his Spirit directly. Humanity is His chosen agency to reach humanity. Not even angels could be well substituted. God chose man to be His medium of redemption, and made no mistake. Even now, communication with angels would not be so beneficial. [continue reading…]