God says, "I will be their God--and they shall be My people." 2 Corinthians 6:15. This is a promise in which every other promise is included. Sometimes God says to the Christian: I will be your strength, your righteousness, your deliverer, your shield, your reward; but these are nothing but modifications of the former.
Believer! endeavor to realize something of the blessedness
involved in having God for your God. For this
purpose, think of the representations He gives of Himself
in His word. Think of Him . . .
in all the perfections of
in His unsearchable
in His unspeakable glory,
in His omnipotent power,
in His universal dominion,
in His spotless purity,
in His eternal veracity,
and, above all, in His
infinite grace and mercy!
And having viewed Him thus, you may venture to say, with
unwavering faith and adoring gratitude, "This God is my
God forever and ever, and He will be my guide
even unto death!" Psalm 48:14. How
great then, is the blessedness of true believers!
MacDuff, "Looking unto Jesus!" 1856)