As we study the life of Solomon we face two dangers: one is the danger of presumption, thinking it could never happen to me; the other is the danger of despair, thinking there is no hope for me if Solomon fell.. Today’s devotional shows you how to walk the razor’s edge between those two dangers. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Luke 22:22-23Luke 22:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)
22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
“When any turn from Zion’s way.
(Alas, what numbers do!)
Methinks I hear my Savior say,
“Wilt thou forsake me, too?”
Ah, Lord, with such a heart as mine,
Unless thou hold me fast,
I feel I must, I shall decline,
And prove like them at last.
The help of men and angels joined
Could never reach my case;
Nor can I hope relief to find
But in thy boundless grace.
What anguish has that question stirred,
If I will also go;
Yet, Lord, relying on thy Word,
I humbly answer, No.”