Friday, December 28, 2012

Fri.-Sabbath, 12/28-30/12 Devotion

Wahoo--it's almost Sunday, God's holy day. Let us be sure to keep the commandment, and worship the Lord. In order to encourage us in this, here are some good words from Jonathan Edwards, taken from his sermon entitled, "Christians a Chosen Generation":

"Christians are of so different a nature and temper from the rest of the world. The truly godly are very different in their disposition from others. They hate those things that the rest of the world loves, and love those things for which the rest of the world has no relish, inso-much that others are ready to wonder that they should place any hap-piness in a strict observance of the self-denying duties of religion. They wonder what delight they can take in spending so much time in meditation and prayer, and that they do not place happiness in those things which themselves do. 1 Peter 4:4: 'Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speak-ing evil of you.' But the reason is that they are of a different race, and so drive different dispositions."