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I think that this morning and evening’s devotion is very timely. With the state of our economy and so many people either in jeopardy of losing their jobs or already have… I believe we need the reminder laid out in these devotions.
How often do we equate our spiritual health with our physical health? Or with our financial health? We must remember that growing in our relationship with Christ often comes during affliction and adversity. Praise Him for these times… this is Spurgeon’s point. We bless God for whatever state we’re in… we bless Him because we know that it comes from His fatherly hand.
We bless God, then, for our afflictions; we thank Him for our changes; we extol His name for losses of property; for we feel that had He not chastened us thus, we might have become too secure. Continued worldly prosperity is a fiery trial.
Lord Jesus, may we never trust or hope in our wealth or our health. May we continually bless Your name for whatever state we may be in… whether we lack or have plenty. May our only security be in your finished work on the cross. Lord, bind our wandering hearts to You… In Christ’s name, Amen.