Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 96:5, where we read these words:
"For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens."
This little verse pretty well sums up the faithful Christian churchman's perspective on life. Today, we will meet people who are trusting in their gods: be they drugs, money, allah, or whatever. But these gods are nothing but idols. They cannot help their worshippers. The true and only God "made the heavens."
Let us look at the heavens, and see how vast and lovely they are. Then, let us look to the God of heaven, and fetch Jesus anew and afresh from there, by faith.
[Puritan quote of the day: "A self-seeking heart is always an empty heart, but a gracious heart is fruitful in all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]