Psalm 34 and verse 2 says, “I will boast only in the Lord. Let all who are discouraged take heart.” Do you spend any time at all talking to friends, family, acquaintances, work colleagues, school friends, collage mates, about the Lord? Do you? If not, why not? We need to be spreading the good news about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Just look at what I have written in that last sentence and pay head to the words, ‘Good News.’ That is what we have to declare beloved, good news! How many times have you turned on the TV and heard bad news? Just yesterday were reports of two stabbings in London where two teenage boys lost their lives to these heinous crimes committed by gangs. That is bad news. In a world that is made up of predominately bad news, wouldn’t it be great to talk to people about good news. What better news could there be beloved, than Jesus came to save you and I and that we don’t have to spend eternity living in a place where God isn’t. I look at it this way. How would you feel if you went to glory on the day you passed away and you were met by the Lord? What would happen if the Lord then told you of the many hundreds of people you had come across in your lifetime that were not going to spend their time, their eternity with the Glory of the Lord. Instead, they were going to spend their time in that place we don’t even like to mention. Hell. Well I have mentioned it because it’s not a place we want to contemplate. Every time Jesus talks about hell, He discusses it, in love not in condemnation. Let’s spread this good news and tell out to all that Jesus died for all of us. We need to boast beloved, boast that we are on our way to heaven. We need to ‘plunder hell to populate heaven’ as Reinhard Bonnke says, on any occasion he can.
If by reading this devotional you are feeling jaded or discouraged, down or depressed, then take heart beloved. This is what verse 2 is telling us. Take heart. Why? Because, at this moment as you read these words, I believe the Lord is whispering into your heart. I believe He is saying, ‘Take heart beloved for I am with you. I will never leave you.’ In the gospel of Matthew and the 14th chapter and verse 27 the bible tells us, ‘It’s all right, I am here, don’t be afraid’. Isn’t it great to know this ‘good news’, that it’s all right, He is here, therefore don’t be afraid.
A prayer: Father thank you for Your saving grace. Give me the words to say to the people You want me to speak to. Let Your words unlock their hearts Father. Give me the inner knowledge Lord that ‘It’s OK You are here.’ In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
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