Monday, May 28, 2012

Mon., 5/28/12 Devotion (3 Jn. 2)

Happy Memorial Day, USA!

Today's encouragement comes from 3 John, v. 2, where we read these words:

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

Notice that the Apostle John here is concerned not only for the spirit-ual well-being of the churchmen to whom he writes--but to their *physical* "prosperity" as well. Too many professing Christians neglect and abuse their bodies--to the dishonor of God, the compromise of their witness, and the detriment of their own overall happiness.

Let us recognize that we have a stewardship from God--to care for our bodies, as well as our souls. Who wants to follow someone who wears his sin on his belt (so to speak)?

[Puritan quote of the day: "Zeal, encountering difficulty, is embolden-ed by opposition and tramples upon danger." --Thomas Watson, in, "The Doctrine of Repentance"]