Devotions

The Lords Twin Gifts
The Lord will give grace and glory.
PSALM 84:11
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JANUARY

 

Grace is young glory.
Alexander Peden

Gods gifts are given to us as freely as the air we breathe, and two of His gifts are grace and glory. Spurgeon comments: The little conjunction and in this verse is a diamond rivet binding the present with the future; grace and glory always go together. God has married them and no one can divorce them. The Lord will never deny a soul glory to whom He has freely given to live upon His grace.

When the father of Dr. Harry Ironside lay dying, the descending sheet which Peter saw in a vision was dominant in his mind. Over and over he mumbled, A great sheet and wild beasts andandand Seemingly he could not recall the next words and would start over and over again. A friend whispered, John, it says creeping things. Oh, yes, thats how I got in! Just a poor, good-for-nothing creeping thing! But I got insaved by grace!

The second blessing of the promise is that of glory. The grace that has saved us will one day present us perfect in a glorified state to be with Christ forever. Thomas Brooks, the Puritan, wrote, Under the name of grace all spiritual good is wrapped up; and under the name of glory all eternal good is wrapped up; and under the last clause no good thing will he withhold is wrapped up all temporal good: all put together speaks our God to be an all sufficient portion.

Truly we can sing today with confidence and thanksgiving:

Tis Jesus the First and the Last
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home:
Well praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all thats to come.
Daily devotions are from the book “Footprints of Faith” edited by Dr. Alan Cairns.
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