What do you love? How does that affect your future? Today’s devotional gives you some interesting things to think about. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:140 (ESV)
“Your promise is well tried,
and your servant loves it.”
“Dr. Wilbur Moorehead Smith writes, “Everyone acknowledges that the greatest devotional commentary ever written in the English language, the work that undoubtedly has exercised more influence over ministers of the Gospel than any other one commentary in our language, is the one written over two hundred years ago by Matthew Henry…” When Matthew was only eleven years old, after hearing a sermon by his father Philip Henry, he wrote on December 7, 1673, “I love the Word of God, I esteem it above all, I find my Heart so inclined, I desire it as the Food of my Soul, I greatly delight in it, both in reading and hearing of it, and my Soul can witness subjection to it in some measure. I think I love the Word of God for the Purity of it; I love the Ministers and Messengers of the Word; I am often reading it; I rejoice in the good Success of it; all which were given me as Marks of true Love to the Word, in a Sermon that I lately heard on Psalm 119:140, ‘Thy Word very pure, therefore thy Servant loveth it.’” [Wilbur Moorehead Smith, Chats from a Minister’s Library, (Boston, MA: W. A. Wilde Company, 1951), p. 159, 161]