Monday, March 14, 2016

Mon., 3/14/16 Devotion (2 Cor. 13:8)

Today's encouragement comes from 2 Corinthians 13:8, where we read these words:

"For we can do nothing against the truth, but [only] for the truth."

Those Christian churchmen who are faithful in their rightful callings: be they as apostles (as per Paul, [and we have them no more]); or as ministers; or as other church officers; or as believing parishioners—cannot do anything "against the truth," but only "for" it.

How is this possible? Does this not seem preposterous? It is possible, and true because of the superintending work of God Himself, which keeps His true children in the fold, and in the faith. If we live by faith in Jesus today, lov-ing Him—then we may essentially do whatever we will—since what we do will be in harmony with God’s perfect will in Christ. What we do will please our Father (because of Jesus' sacrifice); and it will forward the truth of the gospel.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Peter at one time believes and walks, at another time he doubts and sinks, (Matt. 14:30).” —Thomas Brooks, in, "Heaven on Earth"]