Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus

Hope for Today - Daily Devotion

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“He has made an everlasting covenant with me, ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire.” 2 Samuel 23:5

“I have made a covenant with My chosen.” Psalm 89:3

This was David’s plea and confidence when, with eternity fully before him, he was just going to make his appearance before an infinitely pure God. This must be our plea also, if ever we would obtain the approbation of our Judge. After a life of the most eminent holiness, the best of men will have reason to cry out, “Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, O Lord!”

It is true, indeed, the believer will discover some evidences of grace, evincing his filial relation to God — but all so imperfect that he dares not ground his expectations on them. Here the covenant of grace steps into his relief, wherein he sees ample provision made for the security of his eternal interest. For the covenant is made with Christ and His seed. It is an everlasting covenant, not only made before time — but extending its beneficial effects through the ages of eternity.

It is ordered “in all things” — therefore nothing can be lacking in it, either to promote the glory of God or the salvation of believers.

It is also “sure,” depending on no conditions, requiring nothing but what it gives, conferring its blessings freely, and making them sure to all the seed, being established upon better promises. Happy souls, who are interested in this well-ordered covenant! May it be all my salvation, and all my desire.

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

Be Ready Always...

to give a reason for the Hope that you have (1 Peter 3:15).  When you can’t share the gospel with your words, share it by leaving tracts that tell people about God's grace.

When leaving a tract, always be diligent to pray about the short gospel message. Pray that it be found by someone who is in need of Jesus’ saving grace, and pray that the person will have a tender heart and open ears to receive the gift Jesus desires to give them.  

By the power of the Holy Spirit, even a small tract can help in turning a broken sinner from darkness to light.

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