Monday, October 22, 2012

Mon., 10/22/12 Devotion (1 Thess. 3:3)

Today's encouragement comes from 2 Thessalonians 3:3, where we find these words:

"But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."

Are these not comforting words? When it is all said and done, God's faithful work in His regenerate churchmen accomplishes the goals of creating a settled faith and a secured saint. Sometimes, when we are going through the midst of the fires of afflictions, and wrestlings with the devil--we think that these blessings are too elusive. But the Lord brings them to pass, in His sovereign grace, and His perfect time.

Let us be thankful that we have such a good God. Let us think about those whose "gods" leave them in the slime of sin and the gutters of despair; and let us be glad that the Lord has been so good to our souls.

[Puritan quote of the day: "When God calls a man by His grace, he cannot but come." --Thomas Watson, in, "All Things for Good"]