“Thank God for the supports and comforts of this life…
For the supports and comforts of this life, which have thus far made the land of our pilgrimage easy and pleasant to us.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.
You make us lie down in green pastures; you feed us beside the still waters. You prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies; you anoint our head, and our cup overflows.
It may be we were sent out with no moneybag or knapsack, but did we lack anything? Nothing, Lord.
The lamp of God has shone upon our head, and by his light we have walked through darkness, and the friendship of God has been upon our tent.
You have richly provided us with everything to enjoy, and have brought plentifully into our hands.
Many a time we have eaten and been filled, and have delighted ourselves in your great goodness.
When we remember all the ways that the LORD our God has led us for so many years in this wilderness, we must here set up a stone and call it Ebenezer, for till now the LORD has helped us.” (Matthew Henry)
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