Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tues., 8/23/11 Devotion (1 Sam. 15:1b)

Today's encouragement comes from 1 Samuel 15:1b, where we read these words:

" . . . Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD."

These words (above) really stood out to me this morning. The prophet Samuel's phraseology to the king Saul is interesting. The "words of the Lord" are really "voiced" by God. We are reminded of 2 Tim. 3:16a, where Paul wrote: "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God [or, is God-breathed]."

The word of God, then, preached, or spoken (as it was by Samuel, in the verse above), has pungent power that "breaks the cedars," and cracks the stony hearts of man into pieces. Let all faithful churched Christians "heed the voice of the words of the Lord" today. As we do this, we glorify Christ, and we benefit ourselves and everyone around us.

[Puritan quote of the day: "God is best worth thinking on. Is there any excellency in the world? Then what is there in God that made it?"
--Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]