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“Fear not, it is neither your graces or feelings on which you are to live: you must live simply by faith on Christ.”
Simply put, but how hard sometimes to carry through. This can be applied to so many areas of our life, but in today’s devotion, Spurgeon is referring to the text found in 1 John 3.
“1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
Spurgeon challenges us to consider who we were. Who were we? We were sinners destined to be thrown into the pits of Hell. He also asks who do we feel we are? And though we still sin and have corruption in our hearts, we are no longer considered by God to be that person. We are His sons. Praise HIM!! Through Christ we have great privileges and a relationship with Him. So yes, it is easy to read that “We are sons of God”, but very hard to feel sometimes when we feel that we have failed Him, or disappointed Him. How absurd to think these things. Loved ones, we are washed white as snow and cleansed of all of our sins and He sees us as perfect.
In verse 2 we read, “it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
The Holy Spirit shall purify our minds, and divine power shall refine our bodies, then shall we see Him as he is. Amen.