Friday, September 14, 2012

Fri.-Sabbath, 9/14-16/12 Devotion

Wahoo--it's almost Sunday! We GET to go back to church again. In or-der to help get us ready, here is Thomas Watson, from his, "Happiness of Drawing Close to God" book. . . .

"To draw near to God is our peace. The only thing which breaks our peace is, when we do not keep close to God. But what harmony, yea Heaven is in the soul when it draws nigh to God! Psalm 119:165: 'Great peace have they which love Your law.' This peace, like pearl in broth, is cordial. David drew nigh to God, for he was 'ever with him,' (Psalm 139:17). And this made his pillow soft when he went to sleep, Psalm 4:8: 'I will lay me down in peace.' As the honey, dew falls upon the leaf: O that sweet serenity which drops as honey upon the soul while it is drawing nigh to God! How comfortable it is to draw near to the sun! And how sweet is it to approach nigh to the Sun of Right-eousness.

"To draw near to God is our riches. It is good drawing near to a gold mine. If we draw near to God, He will enrich us with promises, and divine consolations. He will enrich us with the 'pearl of great price,' (Mk. 13:46). He will reward us as a king, yea as a God. He will make over His land and jewels to us. He will give us the spring flowers of joy here, and the harvest of glory hereafter."