Today's encouragement comes from 2 Timothy 2:8, where we read these words:
"Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel."
Why would Paul have to remind Timothy that Jesus was raised from the dead? Because, every time he (or we) fall into fear and unbelief—we have, essentially, forgotten this most-important truth. And note that Christ is "of the seed of David." In other words, He is one of us. He understands our weak-nesses; and He has gone ahead of us, in His death and resurrection.
May we, today, not forget that our Savior—unlike all the false "gods" of all the world's works religions—*is* alive, even right now. Therefore, let us appeal to Him for help, in prayer.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Morality shoots short of heaven. It is only nature refined. A moral man is but old Adam dressed in fine clothes.” —Thomas Watson, in, "The Doctrine of Repentance"]