Monday, May 18, 2015

Mon., 5/18/15 Devotion (Num. 27:5)

Today's encouragement comes from Numbers 27:5, where we read these words:

"So Moses brought their case before the LORD."

When Moses was faced with a practical dilemma, and there was no clear-cut ordinance that applied directly to it (in the written word of God), he brought the issue to the Lord in prayer, and waited for an answer. We who are in the church ought to do the same thing. Nothing is too big, nor too small for our God; and He is honored when we inquire of Him.

Sometimes the Lord allows things to come into our lives that bewilder us—solely for the purpose of our appealing to Him for help and support. What are we facing today? Whatever it is, let us spread it out before our Father in heaven, as we boldly approach the throne of grace in and through Jesus' im-puted righteousness (to us).

[Puritan quote of the day: "As you have any spiritual comfort from Christ, spend all for Christ . . . “ —William Bridge, in, "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]