You see the world we live in every day. Are you getting to know the owner? Today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 1:1Genesis 1:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Creation of the World
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
“It is a great pity that people should go into any man’s house, and that they should see there everything except the man himself. They admire his carpets, they rejoice at the regularity with which the meals are put upon the table, they see that there are certain laws that make provision for the breakfast and the dinner of all the household; they approve of the ‘laws’ which have kept the house clean, and the ‘laws’ which have decorated it, and the ‘laws’ which govern everything. But where is the master who made those laws? Alas! they do not want to see him! They like to look at what he has provided; they like to sit with their legs under his mahogany; but they do not want to see the master of the house. Surely, this must arise from a lack of understanding. When I am staying with a friend, I am pleased with his entertainment, but I want to spend as much time as possible with him; and I can truly say that I have been much more pleased to stay with a Christian man, whose means were very straitened, than I have to lodge with some of the great ones of the earth with whom I have had but little Christian fellowship. It is the host, and not his dinner, that makes the true enjoyment of a visit; and in the world, it is God himself, and not his laws, nor all the products of them, that affords us the highest joy. As he would be unwise who paid a visit, and forgot to commune with his friend, but only noticed his house and grounds, so is he most unwise who, in this matchless world, sees everything save him who is everywhere, and who made it all. This is folly indeed.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 571]