As i fiinished off today’s sermon, here is a precious quote from one of the best pastoral/devotional writers alive, REV. MAURICE ROBERTS, from his first book of essays, The Thought of God, (published by the Banner of Truth).
“To have God in his mind and thoughht is the believer’s constant source of strength. The martyr laguishes in the flames but his mind flies upward to God his Savior and looks forward blissfully to the glory that awaits him as his body sinks to ashes. The imprisoned Christian forgets the harsh regime of the camp, the daily grind and grueling labor, as his mind soars upward on the wings of hope to remember God. The weary missionary, struggling with unfamiliar syllables and convoluted grammar in his appointed sphere of service sees beyond the frustrations of the hour as he remembers God, his ‘exceeding great reward’ [Gen.15:1]. ….the thought of God enlivens all action.
“The thought of God should be the Christian’s panacea. It should cure all his ills at a stroke. …Nothing can approach in beauty the idea of the true and living God. That there exists a Being who is infinite in power, knowledge and goodness, that that Being cares for me with a perfect love as though I were the only man in existence, that He loved me before I was born and created me to enjoy Him eternally and that He sent His Son to suffer the agony of the cross to secure my eternal happiness — that, surely, must be a thought to end all sorrow. It ought to be and it often is.”
— pp. 4-5
God bless you this Lord’s Day,