In yesterday’s devotion, I shared the discovery of an old poem that had been secreted in a tiny little
book, which I had clumsily knocked off the bookshelf. As it fell, a corner of old yellowed paper could be seen
protruding out from the pages of the book. This gave rise to the devotion called Wisdom From An Old Poem.
Well, there were actually two pieces of paper that had fallen from the book.
Cleverly printed in the format of a small ticket stub, I read:
“I AM AFRAID
I CAN NOT HOLD OUT”
Of course, you cannot, but hear what God
On the back of this “Ticket Stub” was printed some of the greatest wisdom anyone could ever receive
for the salvation of their soul. Though brief, it was very forthright and direct … to the point. Listen:
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,
seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
“…able to keep you from falling.”―Jude 24.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful,
who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13.
Then in the last line printed on this small gospel tract, omitting quotation marks, avoiding the use even
of an ending sentence period. Just the simple, forceful urgent directive. The writer very plainly asks one
If God guarantees all this, had you not better commit the keeping of your life to Him? Do it now