Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thurs., 11/1/12 Devotion (Ps. 121:2)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 121:2, where we read these words:

"My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth."

On the face of it, this is a rather audacious statement for anyone to make: "*My* help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." But the sincere Christian has not only the right, but even the responsi-bility to assert such a claim. God's making of heaven and earth was a pretty significant accomplishment; but His making of even one re-deemed believer from the slime pit of fallen humanity, is infinitely *more* remarkable.

Why would such a powerful God allow His servants to have any need for "help" at all? So as to keep us near to Him; and to remind us that His strength is made perfect in our weakness, (2 Cor. 12:9a).

[Puritan quote of the day: "God calls for no more from you than He is willing to give unto you." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]