Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tues., 2/19/08 Devotion (Ex. 2:24)

Today's encouragement comes from Exodus 2:24, where we read these words:

"So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob."

What a sweet couplet (above). God hears us groaning, and He remembers His covenant. Could it be that our heartfelt prayers stir God's compassion (as it were), as He refreshes in us the benefits of the covenant He has made with His church in Jesus' blood?

Go to the Lord today, even with your groaning--but don't forget to bring your faith, too. You could never *do* enough to move God to do anything for you--but your unfeigned (though imperfect) faith in the perfect Savior (Jesus) is more than pleasing to Him.

[Puritan quote of the day: "He who does not love God is a beast with a man's head." --Thomas Watson, in "All Things for Good"]