Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thurs., 5/14/15 Devotion (1 Pet. 1:7c-8a)

Today's encouragement comes from 1 Peter 1:7c & 8a, where we read these words:

" . . . Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. . . . "

Is it possible for us to love Someone we have never seen? For that matter, is it possible for us to believe in the existence of that Someone (God), whom we have not seen? Indeed, the answer to these questions is, "Yes." How do we know that Jesus Christ exists; and that we can love Him? Through credible witnesses. The Ultimate Witness is the Holy Spirit Himself.

If we sincerely love the God we have not seen with the eyes of our bodies, we are blessed. Christ said as much, in Jn. 20:29. The *greatest* realities are not seen. Even atheists must employ these spiritual realities, in order to deny them.  Let us love the Christ who is more *with* us, than we are with our-selves.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Compare sin with hell, and you shall see that sin is worse.” —Thomas Watson, in, "The Doctrine of Repentance"]