Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thurs., 3/20/08 Devotion (Gal. 6:14)

Today's encouragement comes from Galatians 6:14, which says this:

"But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."

When it is all said and done, the one thing we must always do is cling to Christ (and His blood atonement accomplished on the cross). In a few days, we will celebrate--on the New Covenant Sabbath (Sunday)--the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Without Christ's death, the resurrection would be meaningless. And without the resurrection, the cross would be empty and void. But, to the praise of God, the church has *both* wonders to admire: that the Son of God would die for unworthy sinners; and that He would come out of the tomb for the justification of believers.

[Puritan quote of the day: "True believers are saved even though they lack assurance." --Thomas Brooks, in "Heaven on Earth"]