Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 111:4b & 5b, where we read these words:
"The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. . . . He will ever be mindful of His covenant."
What a great God all true Christians serve! He is amazingly merciful; and He is totally committed to His covenant (i.e. keeping His promises to His church, in Christ's blood atonement). The world, our own flesh, and the devil are al-ways seeking to make us think that the Lord is anything *but* "gracious and full of compassion”—but in time and space all the redeemed know this to be true.
Since we have such a wonderful God, let us serve Him with cheerfulness and liveliness today. While we live in this world, we have the honor and privilege of overcoming our weaknesses (by faith); and, as we do this, we can lift up the Name of the Lord Jesus before the watching world.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Though heaven is God's glorious mansion, yet it will not serve His turn. God does not think that to be enough unless He has a dwelling also in a tender, broken, humble spirit.” —Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "Gospel Fear"]