The diamond rivet!
"The Lord will give grace AND glory!" Psalm 84:11
Jehovah is bounteous in His nature—to give is His delight. His gifts are precious beyond measure, and are as freely given as the light of the sun!
He freely gives grace in all its forms, to all His people:
He gives grace . . .
He doubly enhances the value of His grace, by the manner of its bestowal. He generously pours grace into their souls without ceasing—and He always will do so, whatever may occur.
Sickness may befall—but the Lord will give grace.
Poverty may come to us—but grace will surely be afforded.
Death must come—but grace will light a candle at the darkest hour.
Reader, how blessed it is as years roll along, to enjoy such an unfading promise as this, "The Lord will give grace!"
The little conjunction "and" in this verse is the diamond rivet binding the present with the future! Grace and glory always go together. God has married them, and none can divorce them! The Lord will never deny a soul eternal glory, to whom He has freely given His saving grace. Indeed, glory is nothing more than grace in full bloom; grace like autumn fruit—mellow and perfected.
How soon we may have glory—none can tell. It may be that before this month has run out, we shall see the Celestial City. But be the interval longer or shorter, we shall be glorified before long. The Lord will surely give glory to all His chosen ones:
the glory of Heaven,
the glory of eternity,
the glory of Jesus!
Oh, rare promise of a faithful God! Two golden links of one celestial chain! Whoever has grace—shall surely gain glory!