Monday, June 4, 2012

Mon., 6/4/12 Devotion (Isa. 36:4)

Today's encouragement comes from Isaiah 36:4, where we read these words:

"Then the Rabshakeh said to them, 'Say now to Hezekiah, "Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: 'What confidence is this in which you trust?' " ' "

Do we trust in the Lord? Do we have confidence in Him? If so, then the world will not understand us, nor why we dare put our faith in God. Here, the self-important king of Assyria reckoned himself invincible. "How dare Hezekiah would trust in a God, over me," he thought.

God is *very* pleased by sincere faith in Jesus. No matter what our situation is today, we will do well to put all our faith in Christ, so as to trust God for all things.

[Puritan quote of the day: "It is the honor of religion to have such dis-ciples as will own her and stand for her at all times, and that with an undaunted courage." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]