July 24

Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory.—I THESS. ii. 12.

Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.—GEN. xxviii. 16.

Thou earnest not to thy place by accident,
It is the very place God meant for thee;
And shouldst thou there small scope for action see,
Do not for this give room to discontent.

  1. C. TRENCH.

Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.

  1. W. EMERSON.

Adapt thyself to the things with which thy lot has been cast; and love the men with whom it is thy portion to live, and that with a sincere affection. No longer be either dissatisfied with thy present lot, or shrink from the future.


I love best to have each thing in its season, doing without it at all other times. I have never got over my surprise that I should have been born into the most estimable place in all the world, and in the very nick of time too.

  1. D. THOREAU.