Friday and Saturday’s devotionals were devoted to the miseries of someone under conviction of sin who has not yet found faith in Christ. Sunday spoke of the way to that faith. Today speaks of the joy such faith brings. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 15:13 (ESV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
“When the poor soul is widowed of all its hopes, and bereaved of all its trust; when it is reduced to beggary, and in a penniless condition; when it has its feet cut from under it, and its hands shot away; when it has nothing left to call its own, but is reduced to death’s door, in the hour of its extremity, then is God’s gracious opportunity; then, when the spirit casts itself wholly, without reserve, upon the blood and righteousness of Jesus, and puts implicit trust in him, who lived and died, to work, and weave, and spin, and dye a righteousness for poor sinners, — I say then, for the first moment, the sinner gets joy in his heart. Do not expect, my dear hearers, that you will ever get any comfort whilst you are running anywhere except to Christ.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 474]