Today's encouragement comes from Acts 2:21, where we read these words:
"And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
These words above (spoken by Peter) are good news for all of us. Sal-vation is had by those who simply ask for it, and really want it. Re-demption does not require labor, but it does call for earnest desire. Our problem--as fallen sons of Adam--is that we think we have to work for it, or add something to what Jesus has done. Such thoughts are highly God-dishonoring.
Are we in any kind of trouble today? Let us forthrightly call upon the Lord. God is true to His promise--He will not (and cannot) fail to keep His word.
[Puritan quote of the day: "God does not bring His people into trou-bles, and leave them there." --Thomas Watson, in, "All Things for Good"]