Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tues., 5/3/11 Devotion (Num. 10:32)

Today's encouragement comes from Numbers 10:32, where we read these words:

"And it shall be, if you go with us--indeed it shall be--that whatever good the LORD will do to us, the same we will do to you."

These words (above) spoken by Moses, to his father-in-law Jethro, are still true today; and they are a good evangelism tool. Those who will willingly join themselves to Christ and His church--even if they have lived their entire lives in idolatry and sin--can and will be the recipi-
ents of all the "good" the Lord is already extending to His children.

There is a condition, though. Outsiders must come in, and become a part of the church of Christ. Standing outside--even while approving of the virtues of the people of God--is not enough. Let all sincere Christians realize how blessed they are in Jesus and His church--and let us seek to share these most sublime benefits with others.

[Puritan quote of the day: "God's word is fitted for all estates, cal-
lings, and conditions of mankind. . . . It gives direction for our appar-
el, sports, labor, gain, and giving; for our buying and selling, for our speech and silence, for our company and solitude." --William Lyford, in, "The Instructed Christian"]