Today's encouragement comes from Judges 8:34, where we read these words:
"Thus the children of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies on every side."
Every time we sincere Christians sin, we "forget" the Lord. The fact that God has cleansed our souls from sin, death, misery, and hell is forgotten. The fact that God has made us, His children, regal sons and daughters of glory is for-gotten. -The fact that the Lord has taught us that sin leads not to happiness, but to slavery is forgotten.
Has Almighty God delivered us from the hands of all our enemies, through the atonement wrought in Jesus’ blood—apprehended by us through faith alone? If so, then let us not forget this most-blessed gospel truth.
[Puritan quote of the day: "The enemies of [God's] church shall do His [God's] work; He [God] will play His game by their hand.” —Thomas Watson, in his sermon, "Comfort for the Church"]