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 Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor

 from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another—Psa. 75:6,7.


We may have desires and aspirations for usefulness which will never be gratified. The Lord may see that we could not bear the exaltation and honor which we seek. He knows far better than we do what is for our good, and so He would have us rest contented in His providence, not idle, but full of intense, earnest longing to do the will of God; yet patient under restraint, and content to be neglected and forgotten, remembering that “they also serve who only stand and wait,” and that the Lord in His own well chosen hour can lead us forth to fulfil His purposes.



Parallel passages:

Jas. 4:10-12;  1.Pet. 5:6; Luke 6:37;  1.Sam. 2:7; Dan. 2:21; Psa. 113:7,8; Luke 1:46 55; Matt. 13:10-17; Rom. 9:6-33; 11:1-33; 14:4,13.