"HE THAT HAD GATHERED MUCH
HAD NOTHING OVER"

2 Cor. 8:15

Robert Hawker
(1753-1827)


"He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack."–2 Cor. viii. 15.

My soul! here is a delightful morsel for thee to feed upon this morning. Thou art come out to gather thy daily food, as Israel did in the wilderness. Faith had no hoards. Thou wantest Jesus now as much as thou didst yesterday. Well then, look at what is here said of Israel. They went out to gather – what? Why, in the morning bread – God's gift. Such is Jesus, the bread of God, the bread of life. And as Israel would have been satisfied with nothing short of this, so neither be thou. And as Israel was never disappointed, so neither wilt thou, if thou seek it in faith, as Israel did. And observe, "they that gathered most had nothing over;" so "he that gathered least had no lack." Yea, my soul, no follower of Jesus can have too much of Jesus; nothing more than he wants – nothing to spare. So the poorest child of God, that hath the least of Jesus, can never want. The very touch of his garment, the very crumb from his table, is his, and is precious. Dearest Lord, give me a large portion, even a Benjamin's portion. But even a look of thy love is heaven to my soul.

From the POOR MAN'S MORNING AND EVENING PORTIONS.


Robert Hawker



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