While many of you read these devotionals, you might read them at a different time and so discount the “Good morning” on the subject line. But please don’t discount the words, “It’s time to wake up!” for they speak, not about physical awakening, but about spiritual awakening. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 13:11-12 (ESV)
11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
“The saint’s sleeping time is Satan’s tempting time; every fly dares venture to creep on a sleeping lion. No temptation so weak, but is strong enough to foil a Christian that is napping in security. Samson asleep, and Delilah cut his locks. Saul asleep, and the spear is taken away from his very side, and he never the wiser. Noah asleep and his graceless son has a sit time to discover his father’s nakedness. Eutychus asleep, nods and falls from the third loft, and is taken up dead. Thus the Christian asleep in security may soon be surprised, and so as to lose much of his spiritual strength.”
[A 17th Century Divine in Gray & Adams Bible Commentary III edited by James C. Gray and George M. Adams, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, n.d.), p. 217-218]