Are you not getting as much of peace and joy as previously? Do you seem to be losing you spiritual edge? Are you wondering why this is happening? Today’s devotional will show you. Remember: if you’re too busy to spend time with God in the Bible and in prayer you’re too busy. Drop some things. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Jeremiah 45:5 (ESV)
And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”
“Carnal self-love will so wholly engross our endeavors, that better cares will be jostled out, and God and heaven will be neglected, the stream of our most industrious thoughts and care run in another channel…. Alas! the lean kine devour the fat; the only great things are little sought after, but the fancied great things do continually set us a-work, and there appeareth not half that care, not the hundredth-part of care of heaven and the grace of Christ as there is for the pleasures, honors, and profits of the world.” [The Complete Works of Thomas Manton XXI, (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1871), p. 484]