I will be a Father unto you

“I will be a Father unto you.” 2 Cor 6 : 18

NO man can be a loser by adhering to God's holy word, for he is promised a hundred-fold in the present life, and in the world to come life everlasting. Carnal connections must be broken off. Decision of character must be manifested. The world must be forsaken. Christ and the world will not unite. Carnality and spirituality cannot be reconciled. Our God says, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate; touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a FATHER unto you.” What can we need more to encourage, embolden, and produce decision? Suppose men reject me, despise me, and persecute me; God will receive me. Suppose they injure me and try to starve me, God will be a Father to me. He will care for me, protect me, dwell with me, comfort me, supply me, and fill a Father's place. I cannot be friendless. I should not be fearful. Beloved, God says, “PROVE ME.” Are you called upon to forsake friends, to break off connexions, lose trade, or endure persecutions? Fear not, act for God, look to God, He will receive you, and be a Father unto you.

And wilt Thou, Lord, a Father be,
To those who leave the world for Thee?
Wilt Thou provide for every want,
And tokens of Thy favour grant?
Then, Lord, I bid the world farewell;
And now Thy word in me fulfil.