What an aid to the spiritual life!
It helps to throw the soul on God and the unseen;
To realize the absoluteness of His presence and care in the least things of daily life;
And is to make trust in God the actual moving spring of every temporal as well as spiritual interest.
And because it is NOT possible to claim God’s interposition for every day’s food if a man is NOT consciously walking in tender and full obedience, it links the soul to God’s will and way by the closest of ties.
The hourly needs of the body, which are so often our greatest hindrance, become wonderful helps in lifting our entire life into communion with God, and in bringing God down into everything.
It elevates the spirit above the temporal, and teaches us in every state always to be content, always to rejoice and to praise.