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Morning and Evening 04/14

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We just concluded a glorious Easter weekend celebrating the risen Lord. We followed Him through His agony, passion, and ultimate triumph over the grave. Spurgeon in this devotion takes us back to the incomparable sufferings of Christ. No one deserved suffering less than the Holy Son of God! He was without sin but He suffered for the sins of the whole world, past, present and future. The garden, the mock trials, the scourging, the crucifixion, the insults!

Why? “Christ suffered once for sin, the righteous for the unrighteous that He might bring us to God”, 1 Peter 3:18. Like we sang this weekend, Love so amazing, love so amazing! God was glorified in the death of His Son and is glorified as we reflect on the suffering of Christ and by faith accept the most amazing, incredible, loving, gracious gift of all time.

Always, at all times, “It is well with my soul!” As Spurgeon puts it: “If God declares that all is well, ten thousand devils may declare that it to be ill, but we may laugh them all to scorn.” That is such a profound thought! In my day to day I don’t always appreciate that fact. It is comforting to realize that I am in a relationship with a Soverign, covenant God who will never leave me or forsake me. I take great comfort in knowing that in spite of my lapses in faith, He is faithful! His Word assures me and His Spirit bears witness with my soul that I am His.

Father God break our addiction to the things of this world! Open our eyes to see, our ears to hear, and our hearts to receive what you have for us for your Word tells us that eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into our hearts what you have in store for those who love You. Give us an undivided heart to Love You and fulfill your purpose in our lives for your Glory for Jesus sake! Amen!

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