Friday, May 4, 2012

Fri.-Sabbath, 5/4-6/12 Devotion

Wahoo--it's almost Sunday! In order to get us ready for church, here is TW, from his, "Body of Divinity" book. Here, Watson is teaching on God's Knowledge of all things. . . .

"[God's Knowledge as bringing] comfort to the church of God in gener-al. If God be a God of knowledge, He sees all the plots of the enemies against Zion, and can make them prove abortive. The wicked are subtle, having borrowed their skill from the old serpent. They dig deep, to hide their counsels from God, but He sees them, and can easily countermand them. The dragon is described with seven heads in Rev 12:3, to show how he plots against the church; but God is de-scribed with seven eyes in Zech 3:9, to show that He sees all the plots and stratagems of the enemies; and when they deal proudly, He can be above them. 'Come,' says Pharaoh, 'let us deal wisely,' (Exod 1:10); but he never played the fool more than when he thought to deal wise-ly. Exod 14:24: 'In the morning watch the Lord looked to the host of the Egyptians by the pillar of fire, and troubled the host.' How may this, like sap in the vine, comfort the church of God in her militant state! The Lord has an eye in all the councils and combinations of the enemy; He sees them in their train, and can blow them up in their own mine."