Today's encouragement comes from Acts 19:20, where we read these few words:
"So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed."
It is good for both the church and the world, when the word of God grows mightily, and prevails. When the devil is put on the defensive, and the church and gospel advance boldly—real territory is gained, and Christ is glorified.
Let us pray toward this end; and let us live toward this end: that the word of God would grow and prevail. There are only two options: either God's word is advancing, or the world's (devil's) word is making temporary headway. Thank God that we know Christ always has the victory.
[Puritan quote of the day: "The Lord has a special eye upon and loves to dwell with these who are of choice and excellent spirits.” —Jeremiah Bur-roughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]