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“The Lord has done great things for us!” While we were yet sinners, enemies, haters of God, Christ died for us! Not only did He die for us but He exchanged our sin for His righteousness and sent His Holy Spirit to live in us! He made us heirs of righteousness. He gave us precious and exceeding promises, even eternal life. He said He would never leave or forsake us. “He brought us out of a horrible pit, out of miry clay and set our feet upon a rock and established our goings”. Further, we get to sing His praises for all eternity. Need I say more? Makes you want to sing, “I’m so happy in Jesus every day”.
My hope and prayer for us is that we may find the joy that Paul found in the midst of great suffering and be able to say with the great apostle, “I’ve learned in whatever state I am therein to be content”. I don’t think we get there without realizing how many great things the Lord has done for us. Praise the Lord!!!
I am convicted by this devotion. Spurgeon challenges me to press on in my study of God’s Word. To search like I’m seeking gold! I go out day after day seeking the “gold” of this world through my daily work to buy things that perish, many days just skimming God’s Word. I often think as I sit amongst fellow road warriors on the way to work: “I owe, I owe so off to work I go”. Vanity of vanity all is vanity!
Then I pick up this devotion and consider the challenge. God, create in me a greater and greater thirst for righteousness. Teach me your ways, so I might walk in your truth, give me an undivided heart! I want to appreciate the fullness of the Scriptures. It is a yearning of my heart that your Word would “glows with the splendor of revelation like a vast temple paved with gold and roofed with rubies, emeralds and all manner of gems.” I want to see Jesus and only Your Word can open my eyes!