Have you ever felt disapproval when you were trying to do what was right? How did you handle it? Did you get defensive or angry? Or did you just pull within yourself and say nothing? Today’s devotional suggests a different and better approach. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Spurgeon’s grandfather and father were congregational ministers, but when Spurgeon was converted as a teenager, he studied the Bible for himself and became convinced that it taught that only believers should be baptized and that they should be immersed. Therefore, though he had been sprinkled as a baby, he was baptized by immersion as a believer. His mother wrote, “‘Charles, I have often prayed the Lord that you might be converted, but never asked him that you might be a Baptist.’ To which Charles replied that God had answered her prayer with his usual bounty and given her more than she asked!”
[Richard Ellsworth Day, The Shadow of the Broad Brim: The Life Story of Charles Haddon Spurgeon Heir of the Puritans, (Philadelphia: The Judson Press, 1934), p. 64]