Monday, January 16, 2017

Mon., 1/16/17 Devotion (Gen. 17:3)

Today's encouragement comes from Genesis 17:3, where we read these words:

"Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying . . . "

This little verse (above) contains a sweet principle from the life of Abraham, the father of our Christian faith: the churchman humbles himself before God; and the Lord speaks to him. Our hearts are in a good frame to hear from our Father when we are empty of self-righteousness, and full of Christ, being thankful for Him.

Today, let all of us who are known by God, through His grace to us in Jesus—humble ourselves before the Lord, and listen to His voice. If we were in a faithful church yesterday; and if we heard the gospel preached to us by Christ's appointed ministers—then we are also in a position to hear from our Savior throughout this week.

[Puritan quote of the day: "You cannot gratify Satan more, nor injure your-selves more, than by living without assurance [of God's favor in Christ].”
—Thomas Brooks, in, "Heaven on Earth"]