Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thurs., 7/12/12 Devotion (Matt. 22:29)

Today's encouragement comes from Matthew 22:29, where we read these words:

"Jesus answered and said to them, 'You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.' "

One sure way to be in error, or to be mistaken, is by not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. The greatest truths are all too won-derful, to be apprehended by "reason" alone. How would we know that God saves sinners by the atonement achieved by His Son; or how would we know that God is Trinity--were it not for the special revela-tion of the Scriptures?

Ignorance is *not* bliss when it comes to the things of God. Instead, it is a sure road to hell. Let us who know Christ by faith, seek to be-come more acquainted with Him: in His church, through the doctrines found in His word.

[Puritan quote of the day: "A man may think himself into hell. What were the apostate angels damned for, was it for any more than proud thoughts?" --Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]