Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thurs., 12/3/15 Devotion (Nah. 1:7)

Today's encouragement comes from Nahum 1:7, which says this:

"The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him."

Because God is inherently benevolent (good), He is able to help His believing children whenever they are in distress. But the phrase that most comforts me is that, [quote], "He knows those who trust in Him." This knowledge is not only informational, viz., "Joe trusts Me, Fred does not”—but it is *personal*, viz., "I KNOW Joe, hehe iss one of My redeemed churchmen. I also love Joe."

Our trust in God is not perfect in this life. Therefore, let us not be tricked by the devil into thinking that we have *no* faith in Christ, when in fact we *do*—even though it is not to the degree that we desire.

[Puritan quote of the day: "You come to prayer and cannot tell what to
say. . . . Can you breathe? God's ear lies open to the breathings of a soul He has received to mercy.” —Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "Gospel Remission"]