Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wed., 6/15/16 Devotion (Deut. 20:1)

Today's encouragement comes from Deuteronomy 20:1, which says this:

"When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and char-iots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

Are we sincere churched believers in Christ? Then, it is not a question of "whether or not" we will go to spiritual war—but rather of simply "when," as this verse indicates. On top of that, we bring the fight to our enemies. We do not wait for them to come to us. When we see our flesh, the world, the devil, pharisees, and hypocrites all lined up against us, we are not to fear them.

The simple fact that Christ our Captain is on the side of His true church and each individual saint is our sole support and confidence. If our great God could bring us "out of the land of Egypt," (sin)—He can surely give us daily victories.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Do you think that when Christ is so highly advanc-ed, and has all power in heaven and earth in His hand, He will not take care of His elect, and turn the most astonishing providences to the good of His church?” —Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]