Sunday, July 2, 2017

Daily Devotion: Be Thorough

Bible Reading: Isaiah 45:18-25

Key Verse: Verse 22- “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Key Words: Look unto me, and be ye saved

Isaiah prophesied that one day Israel would return from captivity. They had been held captive by Babylon, the Medes and Persians; but Isaiah prophesied the release under Cyrus 150 years before Cyrus reigned. We do serve an omniscient, omnipotent God.

But we also serve a God Who not only delivers from those who have captured us but delivers us from sin as well.

January 6, 1850, was bitterly cold in Colchester, England, a hard-biting blizzard keeping most worshipers at home. At the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Artillery Street only about a dozen showed up. When it became apparent that even the pastor would not arrive, an unlettered man rose and spoke haltingly from Isaiah 45:22, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Then the crowd dispersed, thinking the day’s service a loss—not realizing that a fifteen-year-old boy had ducked into the room to escape the snowstorm, and, hearing the sermon, had been converted.

Years later that boy, Charles Spurgeon, wrote: “Don’t hold back because you cannot preach in St. Paul’s; be content to talk to one or two in a cottage. You may cook in small pots as well as in big ones. Little pigeons can carry great messages. Even a little dog can bark at a thief, wake up the master, and save the house.… Do what you do right thoroughly, pray over it heartily, and leave the result to God.”

What to do:
✞ Do what you can and leave the result to God.

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