Friday, April 25, 2008

Fri., 4/25/08 Devotion (Ps. 36:7)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 36:7, where we read these words:

"How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings."

The Lord wins the hearts of His church, not through severity, but through tenderness. Those who know God to be the very essence of love itself, come to relish Him, trust Him, and fully desire to be near Him. The devil's great trick is to try to convince men that God is mean and harsh--and that (therefore) other gods must be sought, and worshipped.

Have you come to see how incredibly loving God is? If not, consider the cross, where His beloved Son died for unworthy sinners. Never was greater love shown, than there.

[Puritan quote of the day: "The glorious angels disdain not attendance on little ones." --Richard Sibbes, in "The Bruised Reed"]