To maintain a loving relationship with God takes work and time, must like maintaining a good marriage. When that work is neglected, danger looms. Today’s devotional should make us all think. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
“We have pressed them to our bosom, we have hugged them to our heart, we have loved them in our very soul, we have rejoiced in them; they have filled our spiritual nature full of music, and all the bells of our being are ringing merry peals because of the blessed promises of our God.
“Let me, then, ask you, dear friend, — What is it that you are embracing? Is it some earthly thing? Does your heart love and cling to that which you can see, and touch, and handle? Is that your chief delight? Then God is ashamed to be called your God, because you are an idolater; you are worshipping some created thing.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 365]