Gary Hoag: Trust in God from day to day – Adoniram Judson

“Never lay up money for yourselves or your families. Trust in God from day to day, and verily you shall be fed.”

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) missionary to Burma (Myanmar) in “Advice to Missionary Candidates to the Foreign Missionary Association of the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution” June 25, 1832, in The Life of Adoniram Judson, Volume 3, by Edward Judson (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company) 577.

I arrived safely in Hong Kong today with my good friend, Chi-Chung Keung. We will meet church planters this weekend that serve God throughout Asia. If they ask my advice, I will likely share something similar to this statement that Judson gave with nine other brief statements to missionary candidates. Why? There’s no other way to live than to depend on God from day to day.

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