Monday, April 18, 2016

Mon., 4/18/16 Devotion (Ps. 28:1)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 28:1, where David wrote these words:

"To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit."

God invites us, His children, to make urgent pleas to Him; and to ask Him to hear our prayers, and respond to them. It could seem odd that we who be-lieve that God is sovereign, and knows all things, and does all things well, would want us to ask Him to "not be silent" to us.

But such is the personal nature of the great God that we serve in the Lord Jesus Christ. He wants us to be honest with Him; and to live in this world with a complete and self-conscious dependence upon Him.

[Puritan quote of the day: "When you read in the historical parts of Scripture an account of the sins of which others have been guilty, reflect on yourselves as you go along, and inquire whether you do not in some degree live in the same or like practices.” —Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon, "The Necessity of Self-Examination"]