Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wed., 7/11/12 Devotion (Ps. 147:3)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 147:3, where we read these words:

"He [God] heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

The "brokenhearted" are those who are oppressed by the law's de-mands, but who (for comfort) run to Jesus, as their fulfillment of the law. They recognize that they do not have the resources to do every-thing "right"; and therefore they go to Christ for all their righteous-ness.

Jesus came to save the "brokenhearted," (cf. Lk. 4:18). He did not come to save self-righteous, "law-righteousness" people. These are left on their own. Let us bless God for this; and let us be included in the blessed company of the brokenhearted.

[Puritan quote of the day: "When they die [the redeemed] shall go to God, and while they live everything in the world shall do them good." --Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]