Friday, April 24, 2015

Fri.-Sabbath, 4/24-26/15 Devotion

Hip, hip, hooray—it is almost Sunday! In order to help us get ready for church, here is Thomas Watson, from his book, entitled, "The Ten Command-ments":

"The Sabbath Day is for our interest; it promotes holiness in us. The business of weekdays makes us forgetful of God and our souls. The Sabbath brings Him back to our remembrance. When the falling dust of the world has so clogged the wheels of our affections, that they can scarce move towards God, the Sabbath comes, and oils the wheels of our affections, and they move swiftly on.

"God has appointed the Sabbath for this end. On this day the thoughts rise to heaven, the tongue speaks of God, and is as the pen of a ready writer, the eyes drop tears, and the soul burns in love. The heart, which all the week was frozen, on the Sabbath melts with the word. The Sabbath is a friend to reli-gion; it files off the rust of our graces. It is a spiritual jubilee, wherein the soul is set to converse with its Maker."