The Fount of Every Blessing

THE BIBLE PRESENTS the great Jehovah God as the fountain of all blessings both to angels and to men—“the Father of mercies,” from whom cometh down “every good gift and every perfect gift.” (II Cor. 1:3; James 1:17) We properly appreciate our Lord Jesus Christ as the honored channel through which the Divine blessings come to us; but we must look to the Heavenly Father chiefly, as the apostle has directed, saying, All things are of the Father; all things are by the Son.—I Cor. 8:6

Similarly God’s people may feel grateful to their worldly friends, but it should never be forgotten that God is the fountain of blessings, and that others communicate these blessings only through Divine grace. We should feel an appreciation of the sunshine and the rain, of the flowers and the birds, remembering always the great source. Out of full hearts God’s instructed people sing:

“Come, thou Fount of every blessing!
      Tune my heart a song to raise;
  Streams of favor, never ceasing,
      Call for notes of heartfelt praise!”

The word ‘song’ is used in another sense in the Bible. The whole Gospel message is styled a song because of its beautiful harmony, richness, sweetness, and cadence. Thus the sons of God are said now to sing “a new song,” which none others can learn. (Rev. 14:3) While they sing and make melody in their hearts to the Lord, these melodies permeate their lives and thus sound forth his praises who hath called us “out of darkness into his marvellous light.”—I Pet. 2:9

The life of every Christian might bear a harmonious symphony to all his companions! How much this would do toward banishing tears and sorrows, and shedding rays of light on the pathway of those who walk in the valley of the shadow of death! Great blessings go with such heart-singing Christians. Their presence, influence, tone of voice, all show forth the praises of the Fountain of Blessing, directing the attention of the world to this great Fount.

Dawn Bible Students Association
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