Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wed., 4/6/11 Devotion (Lev. 9:4b)

Today's encouragement comes from Leviticus 9:4b, where we read these few words:

" . . . For today the LORD will appear to you."

Every Lord's Day, in the proper worship of the church, God "appears" to His people, and visits them, with His grace and mercy (in Christ). In Lev. 9, God came to the people in their worship, (see vv. 23-24). But the Lord may also "appear" to His saints throughout the week--subor-
dinate to Sabbath worship, but nonetheless every bit as really.

Are our hearts broken? Are we contrite before God? Do we mourn our sins; and cry out for Jesus, and His grace? Then, God is certainly near to us, visiting us, (cf. Ps. 34:18).

[Puritan quote of the day: "He who has God to be his God is so well contented with His condition that he does not much care whether he has anything else." --Thomas Watson, in, "The Art of Divine Content-