Happy Independence Day, USA!
Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 135:6, where these won-derful words are found:
"Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places."
What a comfort it is, to have a sovereign God. Nothing stops the true God's hand--He does whatever He pleases to do. And notice *where* He does this: not only in heaven, but also on earth, and even under the earth. Nothing is outside of the comprehensive purview of the Lord's holy reign.
Let us be thankful, as God's churched saints, for the fact that our Father is in charge; and let us glorify His Name.
[Puritan quote of the day: "[The sanctified person] prefers sanctity before safety, and had rather keep his conscience pure than his skin whole. . . . He would rather part with his life than his conscience."
--Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]