Today's encouragement comes from Malachi 4:2a, where we read these words:
"But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings . . . "
Do you fear the Lord? If you do, you are most blessed indeed. (If you
don't, you fear something else--and you are not much blessed.) God-fearers have hope, help, and health--all from the "Sun of Righteousness."
Is your heart tender today? Ask Christ to administer the gospel medicine you especially need. Contrite hearts are very near and dear to Him. Start the New Year well, with a humbled soul.
[Puritan quote of the day: "The lower Christ comes down to us, the higher let us lift Him up in our hearts." --Richard Sibbes, in "The Bruised Reed"]