Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 138:3, which finds David saying this:
"In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul."
Strength of soul is infinitely more important than strength of body. Most peo-ple are more concerned about their bodies, which, though of great worth, are not nearly as valuable as their souls. The way to get healthy souls is by crying out to God, in prayer, in and through the merits of Jesus Christ. Boldness re-sults. Now, instead of pampering our bodies, in an idolatrous way—we benefit both our souls *and* our bodies, in holy love for God.
Let us call out to God today. If we come to Him through Christ alone He will not turn away our persons, since He treasures all those who love His Son.
[Puritan quote of the day: "As a thundering storm sours the beer in our cel-lars, so, when God thunders upon the conscience, it will sour and embitter sin to a man so that he has no desires after it for the present.” —Christopher Love, in, "The Mortified Christian"]