Monday, June 20, 2011

Mon., 6/20/11 Devotion (Isa. 52:7)

Today's encouragement comes from Isaiah 52:7, where we find these great words:

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!' "

When messengers from battlefields brought news of their nation's vic-
tory, they were a welcome sight, indeed. When God's messengers bring to His people tidings of Jesus' victory over sin, Satan, the world, and our old flesh--it is cause for great celebration. The cross and re-
surrection of the Savior is the sure sign that our "God reigns."

Let the church both enjoy the benefits of, and proclaim the truth of the Gospel of grace. As we do so, our lives, and even our "feet," will be very comely visages.

[Puritan quote of the day: "If you do not have a spirit to love God above your dearest earthly friends, and your most pleasant earthly en-
joyments, the Scriptures are very plain and full that you are not true Christians." --Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon entitled, "Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer"]