I. My heart, 0 Lord, affected by the words of Thy Holy
Scripture, is much busied in this poverty of my life; and therefore,
for the most part, is the want of human intelligence copious in
language, because inquiry speaks more than discovery, and because
demanding is longer than obtaining, and the hand that knocks is more
active than the hand that receives. We hold the promise; who shall
break it? "If God be for us, who can be against us?. "Ask, and
ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.'.
These are Thine own promises; and who need fear to be deceived where
the Truth promiseth?