September 16: He didn’t keep his promise, but God did

Daniel W. Whittle
Daniel W. Whittle

Daniel Whittle shares another account from the Fulton Street Prayer Meeting. Often we hear of people bargaining with God. Some like Louis Zamperini bargained with God (as recorded in the book and film, “Unbroken”) but eventually followed thru. Others, well… let’s pick up with Daniel Whittle’s account:

A remarkable instance of how God keeps his promises and is faithful, and how man often forgets to keep his, and at last receives deserved punishment for his thanklessness to God, was recently related in the Fulton Street prayer-meeting.

A very urgent case was presented by a friend. He said: “A friend of mine is seeking Jesus. A little while ago his only child lay near death. He prayed God to restore her to health, promising to serve the Lord for the rest of his life if the child’s life was spared. His daughter recovered, but the man forgot the promise he had made and sought not after God. In a very little while the child was suddenly taken sick again, and almost as suddenly died. The father remembered his vows, and feels that this is God’s solemn warning to him to seek the Savior.”

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