Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wed., 10/3/12 Devotion (Ps. 86:9)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 86:9, where David wrote these words:

"All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name."

When we read verses like these, in the Psalms, or the rest of the Bible, do we believe them? Let us read this verse; and then check out the news of the day. Does it seem likely to us that God's word will prevail? Actually, it ought to. This promise (above) has already been fulfilled, in the establishment of the universal New Covenant church. Is there a lot more "ground" to cover? Yes, there is. But, by God's grace, it will happen.

So, let us not be discouraged. It is Satan's ways, to dishearten the people of God. It is God's ways, to embolden them.

[Puritan quote of the day: "The object of divine love is God. God is good, and good is amiable. God is all good; and there is none good but one, and that is God." --Richard Alleine, in, "Heaven Opened"]