Monday, May 14, 2012

Mon., 5/14/12 Devotion (Ps. 65:9a)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 65:9a, where we read these words:

"You [God] visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water . . . "

Are we ever tempted to think of God as "stingy," or, as One from whom getting anything is very difficult? This is the devil's doctrine. The Scripture's teaching is that the Lord is exceedingly generous with *all* His creatures. The church gets the cream of His bounty, in Christ; but even unbelievers benefit from His abundant created provision.

Let us think of our God as He truly is: One who is extraordinarily kind and generous. Then, let us seek His best things, in the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Puritan quote of the day: "[Ministers] must, therefore, keep close to the ancient simplicity of the Christian faith, and the foundation and center of catholic unity." --Richard Baxter, in, "The Reformed Pastor"]