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The disciples were told to stay in Jerusalem until the Spirit came. Sometimes Jesus has us wait for His blessings too.

BibleGateway: Luke 24:36-49

ESV Text: Luke 24:36-49

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:5 and ends at about 5:44

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     36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them. 44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 518:
If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee

— Organ Audio

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1. If thou but suffer God to guide thee 
And hope in Him through all thy ways, 
He’ll give thee strength, whate’er betide thee, 
And bear thee through the evil days. 
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love 
Builds on the Rock that naught can move. 

2. What can these anxious cares avail thee, 
These never-ceasing moans and sighs? 
What can it help if thou bewail thee 
O’er each dark moment as it flies? 
Our cross and trials do but press 
The heavier for our bitterness. 

3. Be patient and await His leisure 
In cheerful hope, with heart content 
To take whate’er thy Father’s pleasure 
And His discerning love hath sent, 
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known 
To Him who chose us for His own. 

4. God knows full well when times of gladness 
Shall be the needful thing for thee. 
When He has tried thy soul with sadness 
And from all guile has found thee free, 
He comes to thee all unaware 
And makes thee own His loving care. 

5. Nor think amid the fiery trial 
That God hath cast thee off unheard, 
That he whose hopes meet no denial 
Must surely be of God preferred. 
Time passes and much change doth bring 
And sets a bound to everything. 

6. All are alike before the Highest; 
‘Tis easy to our God, we know, 
To raise thee up, though low thou liest, 
To make the rich man poor and low. 
True wonders still by Him are wrought 
Who setteth up and brings to naught. 

7. Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving, 
Perform thy duties faithfully, 
And trust His Word, though undeserving, 
Thou yet shalt find it true for thee. 
God never yet forsook in need 
The soul that trusted Him indeed.