Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thurs., 4/6/17 Devotion (Lev. 9:4b)

Today's encouragement comes from Leviticus 9:4b, where we read these few words:

" . . . For today the LORD will appear to you."

Every Lord's Day (Sunday), in the proper worship of the true church, God "ap-pears" to His people, and visits them, with His grace and mercy (in Christ). In Leviticus, ch. 9, God came to the people in their worship, (see vv. 23-24). But the Lord may also "appear" to His saints throughout the week—subordinate to Sabbath worship, but nonetheless every bit as really.

Are our hearts troubled today? Are we contrite and broken before God? Do we mourn our sins; and cry out for Jesus, and His grace? Then, God is cer-tainly near to us, visiting us, (cf. Ps. 34:18).

[Puritan quote of the day: "He who has God to be his God is so well content-ed with His condition that he does not much care whether he has anything else.” —Thomas Watson, in, "The Art of Divine Contentment"]