Monday, June 11, 2012

Mon., 6/11/12 Devotion (Isa. 43:10b)

Today's encouragement comes from Isaiah 43:10b, where we read these words:

"Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me."

Sometimes children ask, "Who made God?" No one made God, because God is in a unique category of existence--"necessary" existence--that no other reality shares with Him. But the germane point of the Scrip-ture's teaching about God's eternality is not just to have interesting philosophical knowledge--instead, it is a spur for us to trust Him.

Let us humbly accept the obvious fact that a God exists; and then let us go much further, and believe His gospel of grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Puritan quote of the day: "A repenting person fears and sins not; a graceless person sins and fears not." --Thomas Watson, in, "The Doc-trine of Repentance"]