Today's encouragement comes from 1 Corinthians 14:33, where we read these words:
"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints."
Very sadly, there is a lot of confusion in a lot of congregations today, (as there always has been, to one degree or another). But none of this befuddlement is from God. The Lord has laid-out enough content doctrine, theology, know-ledge, and understanding in the Scriptures for faithful pastors and elders to quite sufficiently lead the flocks of God into fields of clarity, plenty, and peace—by always focusing on our Lord Jesus Christ.
The problem is not with God—it is with sinful men who craft their own gos-pels, and who spurn the only true one. Let us, by grace, sincerely cling to Jesus, and enjoy by faith the benefits of life and order in the covenant of His true church.
[Puritan quote of the day: "To have grace, and to be sure that we have grace, is glory upon the throne, it is heaven on this side [of] heaven.” —Thomas Brooks, in, "Heaven on Earth"]