Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thurs., 6/30/16 Devotion (Ps. 124:8)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 124:8, where we read these words:

"Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth."

To have the help of God is a big deal. To have the Lord fighting for us is a great asset. After all, He "made heaven and earth.” Let us think about this: the godless have this powerful Deity as their enemy. As long as they remain in their sin, He is always set against them. Even as they live, the Lord is sim-ply allowing them to heap up wrath, that will be unleashed on them.

But not so for the true and redeemed church of Christ. Believers in Jesus are aided and supported in their struggle down here. Life is never easy, but vic-tory is always certain, because Christ's church has a good Captain, who helps her. For this, let us be thankful, and call upon our kind and gracious God.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Christ was made sin for saints, therefore their sin shall not hurt them.” —William Bridge, in, "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]