There had been failure of crops, blasting, and mildew, and all because of the people's sin.
Now, the Lord saw these chastened ones commencing to obey His word and build His
temple, and therefore He says, "From the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider.
From this day will I bless you." If we have lived in any sin, and the Spirit leads us to purge ourselves of it, we may reckon upon the blessing of the Lord. His smile, His Spirit,
His grace, His fuller revelation of His truth will all prove to us an enlarged blessing.
We may fall into greater opposition from man because of our faithfulness,
but we shall rise to closer dealings with the Lord our God and a clearer sight of our
acceptance in Him.
Thy doctrine and Thy precept; and I pray Thee, therefore, by Christ Jesus, to increase
the blessedness of my daily life henceforth and forever.
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.