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Morning and Evening: 03/01

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Well may we court trial or even death itself if we shall thereby be aided to make glad Immanuel’s heart. O that our heart were crushed to atoms if only by such bruising our sweet Lord Jesus could be glorified.

Spurgeon write’s with such imagery and I like what he said above. What a mystery… that fallen man, regenerated by His grace, can actually do anything that brings glory to His name. The thought that I, in thought or deed, can actually bless the Almighty is overwhelming and joyous at the same time. But, before we get too overwhelmed with the idea of striving to bring glory to Him… he reminds us that He will glorify Himself.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Rom. 11:36)

In this doxology, the Lord reminds us that He is Sovereign and in control of using His children to bring glory to Himself. I am truly thankful for that!!

Our God is infinitely more precious than anyone or anything. As we read through the evening devotion, I’d like us to follow Spurgeon’s encouragement in the last line…

let the thought of what life would be without Him enhance His preciousness.

This should also humble us! As I think about what life would be like without Christ… He increases and I decrease.

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