Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 48:9, where we read these words:
"We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, in the midst of Your temple."
Thinking on God's lovingkindness is a great thing to do. It is particularly good to do this in His "temple," (church). When we consider that we could well have been left out in the cold of our sin and death—it is a great marvel that any of us are brought into the embraces and kindnesses of God's love and forgiveness.
Let us take time today to bless God for His goodness to you, in Christ. Those who are not grateful show, by their lack of thankfulness, that they are not true beneficiaries of saving grace.
[Puritan quote of the day: "A man full of grace has Christ in his heart, and the world under his feet; grace humbles, yet elevates.” —Thomas Watson, in his sermon entitled, "The Beauty of Grace"]