After a while, the time drew nigh, God sent a saviour to them. I think the greatest mistake that Israel ever made was the 19th chapter of Exodus, where after grace had already provided a saviour, had already provided a lamb, had already provided deliverance, and then they said, “Let us do something.” See?
They don’t…they want to do something. Man’s always trying to find some way to save himself. Right here it is. That’s his nature.
In the garden of Eden, the man, as soon as he found out he was lost, he made hisself a religion, a fig-leaf apron, and put it over him. You see why I think Eve was so beautiful? See? See why I think these things, these strains…That’s the strain of man yet tonight. Even after four thousand, yes, nearly six thousand years, man’s still trying to cover his own sins by his own merits.
He will quit eating meat, he will keep all kinds of days, and—and, oh, he will—he will tear hisself down. He will try everything that he can to save hisself, when it’s so simple that even a fool couldn’t fail to find it. That’s right. The Bible said so.
Just simply, “By grace are you saved through faith.” He will try to mystify it, and have all kinds of seeing lights, and hearing sounds, and everything, and all kind of mystifying things to get people to be saved. Maybe someone did see it, but that don’t mean all has to see it. You just believe it. That’s it is. And God has His program, and He will set you and place you in Christ, just where He thinks you’ll work best for Him, if you’ll just stay in your calling.
Don’t try to get somebody else’s calling. Stay in your own calling. If you’re a housewife, remain a housewife. Whatever God has called you to do, just remain there. He knows where to put His hand on you and use you.
He had a little, ol’ woman named Hannah, one time, little housewife. He knowed where to place her, what He was going to do with her. He had one named Mary, one time. Oh, my, He will just do with you whatever He wants to do, if you’ll just let Him do it. Just be humble, submit yourself to Him, and walk on.
Water From The Rock