Daily Devotion for October 24, 2016
'Grasp the Divine Word with a Personal, Appropriating Faith'
John 14:1 NLT
Don't be troubled. You trust God, now trust in Me...
...you are precious to Me. You are honored and I love you.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.
Sharing the words of Charles Spurgeon today...
Beloved, “while (Jesus Christ) is the Savior of all men, He is specially the Savior of them that believe. Let that fact cheer and comfort you. YOU (who have trusted in His Son's work on the cross, you are) His peculiar care; His regal treasure which He guards as the apple of His eye; His vineyard over which He watches day and night.” Beloved, “The very hairs of your head are all numbered!" (Matthew 10:30)
“Let the thought of His special love to you be a spiritual pain-killer, a dear quietus (rest) to your woe.” When the Lord says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,” He “says that as much to you as to any saint of old.” When He says, “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,” He is speaking to you—His beloved child through faith in His Son! “We lose much consolation by the habit of reading His promises for the whole church, instead of taking them directly home to ourselves...”
“Believer, grasp the divine Word with a personal, appropriating faith: Think that You hear Jesus say, 'I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not!' Think you see Him walking on the waters of thy trouble, for He is there, and He is saying, '“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid!'" (Matthew 14:27) Hear Him saying to You, “your sins are forgiven...I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more!” (Matthew 9:2, John 8:11) Believer, it is to you He whispers, “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love!” (John 15:9)
“Oh, those sweet words of Christ! May the Holy Ghost make you feel (His Words) as spoken to you! Forget others for a while—accept the voice of Jesus as addressed to you! Say, 'Jesus whispers consolation; I cannot refuse it. I will sit under His shadow with great delight!'”
“Don't be troubled....now trust in Me. You are precious to Me. You are honored and I love you.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.”
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