The Midas touch!
Faith is the most useful grace—it is the Christian's . . .
right eye, without which he cannot see for Christ;
right hand, without which he cannot act for Christ;
tongue, without which he cannot speak for Christ;
strength, without which he cannot live for Christ.
It is fabled of King Midas, that whatever he touched would be turned into gold.
I am sure that whatever faith touches, it turns into gold; that is, into our good.
Whatever faith lays its hand upon, it appropriates to itself, and turns it into the soul's good!
If our faith touches the promises, it turns them into our good.
If faith looks upon God, it says, "This God is my God forever and ever—He shall be my guide unto death!"
When it looks upon Christ, it says, "My Lord and my Redeemer!"
When it looks upon the crown of righteousness, it says, "This crown is laid up for me!"
Faith is . . .
bread to nourish us,
wine to cheer us,
a cordial to strengthen us,
a sword to defend us,
a guide to direct us,
a staff to support us,
a remedy to heal us,
a friend to comfort us, and
a golden key to open Heaven unto us.
Faith, of all graces, is the most useful grace to the soul of man.
All those services are lost, wherein faith has not a hand.
You may write 'loss' . . .
upon all the prayers you make, and
upon all the sermons you hear, and
upon all the tears you shed, and
upon all the alms you give,
—if all are not managed by a hand of faith.
"Without faith it is impossible to please God!" Hebrews 11:6