Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

September 17

Temptation Humbles the Believer

Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 2 Cor. 12:7

What though a thorn my bosom bears,
And varied are the wants and cares,
That mark my chequer'd way!
My God hath said, in whom I live,
"My grace is thine, and strength I give
According to thy day."