Monday, January 30, 2017

Mon., 1/30/17 Devotion (Gen. 31:16b)

Today's encouragement comes from Genesis 31:16b, where we read these words:

" . . . whatever God has said to you, do it."

These words (above) of Jacob's wives, to him, are pretty enlightening. It is so encouraging when other believers in the church urge us on in our most holy faith, and the challenges it presents to us. This is especially true, when what we are called upon to do, by God, is not easy, and it grates against our natur-al tendencies.

Let all the faithful church be found saying to one another: "Whatever God has said to you, do it." And what is it that God would have all of us always do? To be united to Jesus, by grace through faith—as members of His church. When this is the case, we can do anything the Lord calls upon us to do. When this is not the case, we can do nothing of any eternal value whatsoever.

[Puritan quote of the day: "What is it to enjoy good health, a brave estate, and not to enjoy God?” —Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]