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Morning and Evening: 02/20

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This morning’s devotion was a blessing to me. It encourages me to seek my God for comfort in time of need. So often, in dealing with heartache or despair, I look around me for comfort or encouragement. Yet, God’s Word is filled with all the comforting promises I could ever ask for. Nothing and nobody can comfort us like Almighty God. His Spirit guides and comforts and directs us to His Word… we will find all that we need there.

Spurgeon also exhorts us to never get lazy in the christian life. It’s a good exhortation for us, because it’s very easy to get comfortable and think that we’re above certains temptations and sins.

Like the old knights in war time, we must sleep with helmet and breastplate buckled on, for the arch-deceiver will seize our first unguarded hour to make us his prey.

Resting in God’s grace doesn’t mean that we lay down the armor He has girded us with. What does this practically mean for us? It means that we stay fervent in our prayers and passionate in our study of Scripture. It means we fight for joy when life doesn’t seem joyous. But it all must be rooted and grounded in His Word. And what we find there are promises and truths that can and will sustain us… by His grace!

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