January 29

 

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!   Matthew 23:37

 

Come to Christ and accept salvation.  You are invited to come to Christ, heartily to close with Him, and to trust in Him for salvation.  If you do so, you shall have the benefit of this glorious contrivance.  You shall have the benefit of all, as much as if the whole had been contrived for you alone.

God has already contrived everything that is needful for your salvation; and there is nothing wanting but your consent.  Since God has taken this matter of the redemption of sinners into His own hand, He has made thorough work of it.  He has not left it for you to finish.  Satisfaction is already made; righteousness is already wrought out; death and hell are already conquered.  The Redeemer has already taken possession of glory, and keeps it in His hands to bestow on them who come to Him.  There were many difficulties in the way, but they are all removed.  The Savior has already triumphed over all, and is at the right hand of God to give eternal life to His people.

Salvation is ready and brought to your door; and the Savior stands, knocks, and calls that you would open to Him so that He might bring it to you.  There remains nothing but your consent.  All the difficulty now remaining is with your own heart.  If you perish now, it must be wholly at your door.  It must be because you would not come to Christ that you might have life, and because you virtually choose death rather than life.

 

 

Devotions from the Pen of Jonathan Edwards

 

Jonathan Edwards, who is considered the finest theologian America has ever produced, was known for his logical mind and warm devotion to the Lord. His exposition of Scripture remains a source of powerful edification for the church. Here are 120 excerpts from this great preacher of the word presented in a daily devotional format.  Edwards certainly was an amazing philosopher and a great theologian, but his insights into God’s Word are also down to earth, practical, and devotional.  Each devotion is based on a Scripture verse and Edwards is always careful to draw your attention to the text to be fed by God’s Word, not by man’s thoughts and imaginations.

 

It is a good resource for personal devotions or as an introduction to the thought of Edwards.  You will find comfort for the soul, encouragement and exhortations for the heart, and practical instructions for the mind.

 

 

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