Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tues., 5/31/11 Devotion (Deut. 4:39)

Today's encouragement comes from Deuteronomy 4:39, which says this:

"Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other."

Are we facing difficult trials and fearful hardships today? Then, let us soak up the verse above. By faith in Jesus, let us "know" "this day" (and not some time in the future); and let us take it to "heart"--that there is One God only; and that He rules in heaven, and on earth.

If this *is* the case--and all faithful churched Christians know that it is--then, what do we have to worry about? God has heaven covered; and God has the earth covered. His enemies are active here on earth--there is no doubt about that--but the Lord is the King. Therefore, let us rest in Christ *today*; and take a lot of heart in our holy (and true) faith in the true religion.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Satan puts good names on sin . . . "
--Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]