Psalm of the Day: Psalm 129:1-8
Wisdom for the Day: Proverbs 6:12-24
Scripture Reading: Luke 10:21-24
Let us observe the privileges of those who hear the Gospel of Christ. The Lord said to His disciples, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them."
The full significance of these words will probably never be understood by Christians until the last day. We have probably at most, a faint idea of the enormous advantages enjoyed by believers who have lived since Christ came into the world compared to those of believers who died before Christ was born.
No doubt the Old Testament saints looked to a coming Savior by faith, and believed in a resurrection and a life to come. But the coming and death of Christ unlocked a hundred Scriptures which before were closed, and cleared up scores of doubtful points which before had never been solved. The humblest Christian believer understands things which David and Isaiah could never explain!
Let us leave the passage with a deep sense of our own debt to God and of our great responsibility for the full light of the Gospel. Let us see that we make a good use of our many privileges. Having a full Gospel, let us beware that we do not neglect it.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to appreiciate all that you have given me and be responsible with it.
Action Plan: How does Luke 12:48 apply to me?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.