Friday, April 1, 2016

Fri.-Sabbath, 4/1-3/16 Devotion

Yippee—it is almost Sunday! Here is Thomas Watson, to help get us ready for church. This is from his, "A Plea for the Godly" book:

"A righteous man is wise to know Jesus Christ. The natural man hears of Christ by the hearing of the ear but he does not know Him. Those who jour-neyed with Paul heard a voice but saw no Man, (Acts 9:7). So the unregener-ate person hears the minister set forth Christ as altogether lovely; he hears a voice but sees no Man. He does not see Christ's glorious beauties. Christ is a treasure, but a hidden treasure. But a gracious soul has the veil taken off; he sees the amazing excellencies of Christ: 'Unto you therefore who believe He is precious,' (2 Peter 2:7). Christ's merits, graces, and benefits are precious. A righteous man has Christ's eye-salve to see his tried gold, (Revelation 3:8).

"Zeuxis, having drawn a curious piece, Nicostratus fell into the admiration of it and commended it. An ignorant man stood by and asked him what rare excel-lency he saw in that piece. Said he, 'If you could see with my eyes, you would admire it as well as I.' So, if a carnal man could see with a spiritual man's eyes, he would wonder at those surpassing beauties in Jesus Christ which he now makes light of."