Monday, January 17, 2011

Mon., 1/17/11 Devotion (Gen. 18:14a)

Today's encouragement comes from Genesis 18:14a, where we read these great words:

"Is anything too hard for the LORD? . . . "

Usually, when we think of this well-known phrase, we do not think in high enough terms. We might be thinking, "Could God give me a Rolls-Royce?"; when, in fact, we ought to be asking, "Could God actu-
ally save a sinner, who is hopelessly lost in and of himself?"

Nothing is too hard for God because no amount of glory is too great for the honor and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ--who has miracu-
lously provided atonement for all the people of His church.

[Puritan quote of the day: "It never came into God's thoughts to make a new covenant upon terms of worthiness. If God should show mercy to none but such as are worthy, then must He show mercy to none."
--Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]