Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thurs., 7/14/16 Devotion (Josh. 21:45)

Today's encouragement comes from Joshua 21:45, where we read these neat words:

"Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass."

God’s word's track record is 100%. When the Lord makes a promise to His children, He keeps it. In Jesus, the church has the complete fulfillment of the final and ultimate promise of God, (see 2 Cor. 1:20). Everything that we su-premely need and want is to be found in Christ (alone). Just as God delivered the Israelites into the promised land of Canaan, and gave it to them—so He has translated His redeemed church from sin, and into His Son.

What subordinate things do we need today? Let us go ahead and ask God for them. So long as we belong to the Savior, our Father is more than pleased to show us all His faithfulness.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Shall man be proud after God has been humble?” —Richard Sibbes, in, "The Bruised Reed"]