After seeing a post about the October- “31 day writing challenge” yesterday, I was praying and processing on the way home from work about what I might write about. [I’ll be working on learning to plan ahead!]
The thought came to me, “wedded words” as I’ve been watching for and studying the relationship of justice and righteousness in scripture.
The Lord highlighted the marriage of those words to me last spring. He then gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts briefly on the air.
This year, I’ve been reading Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotion every morning on my Logos app. This morning, the Lord spoke to me . . . through Spurgeon’s words, as He often does, based on Psalm 84:11
“He will give grace and glory.”
To have the privilege of knowing Jesus as Friend, King, Lord, Savior, Husband and Brother . . . to know God as Father . . . basically, the Trinity as every sheltering relationship a human being could ever desire, is founded on the bedrock of grace.
I doubt we ever think of grace as a rock. More we think of it as a pillow, or an embrace. And it is for sure that. Grace is comfort and friendship, of course, but it is also power. Power to do what we cannot do. The ability to deny ourselves, carry a cross and follow a rejected King wherever He leads us. The capability to step into places that we are naturally ill-equipped for, but spiritually fortified by His going before us and living in us.
And that is why grace and glory are wedded together forever. There is no glory unless we are graced by our King to do what He calls us to do. And conversely, there is promised glory for every act prompted by our faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
So, now Spurgeon has made this first post easy for this last-minute planner. 🙂
To read the entire October 1 Evening Reading.