Monday, January 31, 2011

Mon. 1/31/11 Devotion (Gen. 32:1)

Today's encouragement comes from Genesis 32:1, where we read these words:

"So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him."

A lot of times we meet up with the blessings and benefits of God sim-
ply upon "going on our way," (as Jacob did, above). There was nothing particularly remarkable or religious about what Jacob was doing: he was merely moving from one place to another, when "the angels of God met him."

Today, let us not think that what we do is not important or signifi-
cant. Sure, what faithful Christians did yesterday (Sunday), as they worshipped God in church is the high point of our weekly lives--but what we do today, in the light of that worship, and with the blessing of God upon us, may be (and is) also very momentous in its own way.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Our victory will be further realized as the new man immediately springs to action, and cheerfully fights against lust the moment it appears." --John Owen, in, "The Mortification of Sin"]