Today's encouragement comes from Ephesians 3:21, where we read these words:
" . . . to Him [God] be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
God will get His greatest levels of glory in and through His church—more than anywhere else. The reason for this, is that the redeemed (who make it up) are the recipients of His most amazing and marvelous grace. We are given the very best of heaven, even while we are here on the earth. And this most won-derful gift is that of the Son of God Himself.
Let us build our lives around Christ. If we will do this, we will find ourselves to be God’s holy church. Let us do all this by grace, through faith in Jesus.
[Puritan quote of the day: "If [God] brings any beginnings of grace to truth, the victory is already gotten.” —Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]