Poor & Needy

But I am poor and needy.

Psalm 40:17

kingstreetchathamkentontario

“What an honest confession! How suitable to the experience of every God-taught soul! Let us contrast this humble confession with the boast that fell from the lips of the Laodicean church—I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing! Mark the contrast! The dead, carnal, lifeless professor, boasting—I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing! The exercised, tried, tempted child of God, confessing, “But I am poor and needy.” The one, full of pride, and glorying in self! The other, broken, humble, contrite, and laid low at the footstool of mercy!” – J.C. Philpot

(A picture of King Street in Chatham, ON Canada taken around 7:30am this morning from a local coffee shop.)

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