Monday, June 13, 2011

Mon., 6/13/11 Devotion (Isa. 45:22)

Today's encouragement comes from the fabulous words of Isaiah 45:22, which say this:

"Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other."

Do we realize that God literally commands every human being on earth to be saved--by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ? This is espe-
cially to be the case for those who hear the true gospel of grace, as it is preached by Christ's ministers. But it even subordinately applies to those who simply behold the marvelous creation of God, all around them, (cf. Ps. 19:1-6). Why would anyone be so doltish, as to NOT want to be redeemed? The reason, as Jesus Himself said, is because lost sinners love darkness rather than light, (Jn. 3:19).

We gain everything good by coming to Christ, by grace, and being sav-
ed. All we lose is our sin, misery, disgrace, and eternal torment in hell.

[Puritan quote of the day: "A drop of [God's] heavenly comfort is enough to sweeten a sea of worldly sorrow." --Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]