Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tues., 7/12/16 Devotion (Matt. 22:29)

Today's encouragement comes from Matthew 22:29, where we read these words:

"Jesus answered and said to them, 'You are mistaken, not knowing the Scrip-tures nor the power of God.' "

One sure way for anyone to be in error, or to be mistaken, is by not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. The greatest truths are all too wonder-ful, to be apprehended by "reason" alone. How would we know that God saves sinners by the atonement achieved by His Son; or how would we know that God is Trinity—were it not for the special revelation of the Scriptures?

Ignorance is *not* bliss—instead, it is a sure road to perdition and misery. Let us who know Christ, seek to become more acquainted with Him: in His church, through the doctrines found in His written word.

[Puritan quote of the day: "A man may think himself into hell. What were the apostate angels damned for, was it for any more than proud thoughts?”
—Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]