Are things getting you down? Do you feel hopeless? Is despair gathering all around and within you? Today’s devotional gives you truth which, if you will meditate on it, can lift you up! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 8:29-30 (ESV)
29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
“Whom He chooseth, shall be created, called, justified, sanctified, glorified; because His purpose cannot be altered, His promise revoked. Let Manasseh repair the high places, rear altars for Baal; the Prodigal run from his Father, drink and swill, consume his portion; Saul make havoc of the saints, put them in prison, do many things against Jesus of Nazareth; yet shall they come to themselves, mourn for their sins, and be saved. For they are elected, beloved of Him who is the same forever. Were it not thus, what hope could the faithful have to see Babel ruined, the Roman whore burned, the Jew called, the Devil’s kingdom destroyed and Christ’s perfected?” [John Barlow in The Golden Treasury of Puritan Quotations compiled by I. D. E. Thomas, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1975), p. 85]