‘All His holy ones are in His hand’ (Deuteronomy 33:3)
Every Christian believer is a saint, set apart by the purpose of God; sanctified by the operations of the Holy Spirit; set apart for God, and devoted to His service. Every saint is in the hand of Jesus; in the hand of His mercy – in the hand of His power – and in the hand of His providence.
The hand of Jesus is large enough to hold all; strong enough to defend all. They are in His hand as His property, purchased by His blood; as His charge, committed to Him by His Father; at His disposal, to do with them whatever seems good in His sight; under His protection, to be kept from Satan, death and hell; to be guided through this desert world, to our Father’s house above; to be moulded by His skill, and conformed into His own lovely image; to be covered from the storm, and preserved from the furious blast; to be used for His praise, and be lifted up to His eternal throne.
They are His saints: He chose them for His BRIDE; He rescued them from the hand of the enemy; He claims them as His right; He made them what they are; and He will glorify them forever.
Blessed are the saints of God;
They are bought with Jesus’ blood,
They are ransom’d from the grave,
Life eternal they shall have.
With them number’d may I be,
Now, and through eternity!
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘FEB. 1843. During the past year, sixty-six members were added to the church, and the congregation increased three-fold. The Lord’s people say they are much profited, and they appear to be much attached to my person and ministry. The prayer meeting is crowded, and some souls are converted. But I want to see greater things, and I am by no means satisfied.’