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Today’s devotions are so timely for me. My eyes become fixed on “me” so often… sometimes I don’t even notice it. I love what Spurgeon says here:
Faith links me with divinity. Faith clothes me with the power of God. Faith engages on my side the omnipotence of Jehovah. Faith ensures every attribute of God in my defence. It helps me to defy the hosts of hell. It makes me march triumphant over the necks of my enemies. But without faith how can I receive anything of the Lord?
Without faith, not only can I not receive anything of the Lord… but I can’t please Him. Soooo…. is it about having great faith? I’m so glad that this particular evening devotion followed this particular morning devotion. It exhorts us to not simply seek to have a faith that is great but a faith that is sourced in our great God, Jesus Christ. And I believe there is a difference!
Our head is satisfied with the precious truth which Christ reveals; our heart is content with Jesus, as the altogether lovely object of affection; our hope is satisfied, for whom have we in heaven but Jesus? and our desire is satiated, for what can we wish for more than “to know Christ and to be found in Him”?
May we be satisfied in our Savior, the Lord Christ Jesus! May we fix our eyes and hearts on His splendor and majesty! May we rest in the author and finisher of our faith!
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)