Coming In; Going Out
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. (Deuteronomy 28:6)
If I keep the commands of my Lord, I may appropriate this promise without question.
I will not be afraid to come in unto myself by self-examination, nor to come in to my affairs by a diligent inspection of my business.
I have a good deal of work to do indoors, within my own soul; oh, for a blessing upon it all, the blessing of the Lord Jesus, who has promised to abide with me.
Timidity makes me wish that I could stay within doors and never go into the sinful world again.
But I must go out in my calling, and I must go out that I may be helpful to my brethren and useful to the ungodly.
I must be a defender of the faith and an assailant of evil.
Oh, for a blessing upon my going out this day! Lord, let me go where Thou leadest, on Thy errands, under Thy command, and in the power of Thy Spirit.
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.