Pristine Grace

Has He Heard Your Voice?
Psalm 3:4
by Henry Mahan

"I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill" (Psalm 3:4).

     The Lord heard me when I cried for mercy in Christ. He abundantly pardoned my sins and gave me a good hope through grace. He has heard my voice in prayer everyday and so graciously blessed and supplied every need. If He is not pleased to grant another earthly blessing, I can say that I have been the object of special love and favor. This being the case, I want to learn THREE LESSONS.

  1. He shall hear my voice IN PRAISE! If He has heard me pray, then He shall hear me give thanks. If He has heard me when tears were in my eyes, then He shall hear my voice of thanksgiving when my eyes laugh and rejoice. My communion with God shall not be confined to the sickbed and the dungeons of despair.
     
  2. He has heard my voice; then I SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE! What did the prophet say? "Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth." How foolish is the man who would talk to God in prayer but seldom takes down the blessed Word of God that he may hear God speak to him. May, God ever deliver us from pride of grace, for all that we are or have is His gift and work. But I believe His infallible, inspired Word means more to me than ever before. I find all that I need in this Divine book. Feeding upon it gives me hope, strength, and grace; neglecting it leaves me empty and depressed.
     
  3. I have talked to God about my friends, and He heard me; then I shall TALK TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT GOD: perhaps they will hear.

"I will tell to sinners round,
What a dear Saviour I have found."

     Is it possible that we cannot name one person whom we have brought to hear the gospel or been the instrument used by the Spirit of God to give them the good news of Christ?