Gospel, Gospel and more Gospel!

Posted: 07/08/2008 in Devotions
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Lately this constant theme keeps popping up in my head. It seems that everything that I read comes back to this truth… The Gospel is our strength, and we must remind ourselves of it all the time! Yesterday reading Martin Lloyd Jones book “Revival” I came across a verse from Isaiah 63. We must keep in mind that Isaiah as well as the people of Israel were in deep affliction. God had brought His judgments upon the entire nation. So in the midst of trouble Isaiah writes the following words.

“I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD And the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us,And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses.” – Isaiah 63:7

Isaiah comforts his soul by preaching/reminding himself of God’s character and His redemption… He meditates on these things and thus presses on in faith and joy. “I will mention your lovingkindnesses!”, “…and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has bestowed on them according to Him mercies…”

Are you downcast? Are you frustrated? Preach to yourself! Make mention of all the blessings that you have through Christ death for you! Make mention of the position you hold as Child of the Almighty! Make mention of His promises, of His lovingkindnesses, of His endless mercies! Preach the Gospel to yourself, and take courage! Press on in the peace and joy of the Lord!

J. C. Hahne

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