July 7th, 1956                                                    "Fulfilling the Plan of God"                                        Late Mr. N. Daniel

Psalm 37:16

"A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked." These days men always seek after riches. Their trust is in riches. But the Lord says that the little a righteous man has, brings him security and happiness. Those who know God wish to be rich in divine nature which is a great blessing. Such a man spreads joy and health wherever he goes. He is a stable man. "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37: 3,4.

You can only delight yourself in the Lord by delighting in His way of life. "---Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed." Psalm 112:1,2. Delighting in the commands of the Lord-- not grudgingly following the Lord. They may not make you rich-- they may not make you big and prominent, but they will secure to you the nature of God which was revealed in Jesus Christ. This is a great blessing. It will give you peace. "What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.", Psalm 34: 12-14.

Seek peace and pursue it because you are the children of the Prince of peace. You may live in a hut and eat the simplest food, but if you have the peace of God and the nature of Christ, you are a blessed man. There can be no peace in the forest among the wild beasts. There is no peace in the hearts of men. There is war in the heart. "From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?", James 4:1. Man is a disturbed being. He does not know himself or what he wants. He seeks riches. That will not bring him peace. Those who seek the nature of Christ will have peace. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. A truly righteous man will not set his mind on riches.

All the laws of God contribute to the health of man. There are several principles to be followed when you build a house. Even to build a wall one has to follow certain rules. Other principles are used in fixing the beams and so on. Similarly in building up your life, God gives you several principles and one of them is not to seek riches but to seek God’s nature. "I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.", Psalm 37:35,36.

"The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.", Psalm 37:18, 19, 25. God is very particular about the children of a righteous man.

A man who does not stretch out his hand for unrighteous money but works hard and looks to God will be filled. He seeks the riches of heaven and exercises himself to seek these riches morning, noon and night. He will have no war in his heart. God promises ultimately to put His Law in your mind and write them on your heart. The mind controls the nervous reactions. The heart controls your desires and will. Men run after wealth and do not seek the eternal wealth-- the righteousness of God. How can a man who does not give thought to set right his moral and spiritual life be a righteous man?

People give all sorts of excuses to come and worship God. Has anyone in the world suffered by spending time for God? Have they not gone forward and become leaders? Some of you will surely become missionaries. You are just taking your training here. A man who knows his Bible and knows to pray will surely become a missionary some day.

Do not run here and there to all meetings. Your time is limited. It is better to grow steadily in one place. Those who run here and there and everywhere gather nothing. We do not feel superior to others. God has a special purpose for us and we have to fulfill it.

The work of Moses was different from that of Joshua, and the work of Joshua was different from that of Nehemiah. If Nehemiah had followed Joshua what would have happened? He would have gone on fighting battles and winning more land to no purpose. God has got a purpose for us. We do not claim to know much. But unfalteringly by His grace, we are following the truth revealed.