Psalm of the Day: Psalm 107:1-15
Wisdom of the Day: Job 26:1-14
Scripture Reading: Luke 8:41-48
Let us see how much our Lord desires that those who have received benefit from Him, should confess Him before men. We are told that He did not allow this woman to retire from the crowd unnoticed. He inquired "who had touched Him." He inquired again, until the woman came forward and "declared" her case before all the people. And then came the gracious words, "Daughter, be of good comfort. Your faith has made you whole!"
Confession of Christ is a matter of great importance. Let this never be forgotten by true Christians. The work that we can do for our blessed Master, is little and poor. Our best endeavors to glorify Him, are weak and full of imperfections. Our prayers and praises, are sadly defective. Our knowledge and love, are miserably small.
Let us not be ashamed to let all men know what Jesus has done for our souls! Our Master loves to see us doing so. He likes His people not to be ashamed of His name. It is a solemn saying of Paul, "If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead — you shall be saved." (Romans 10:9.) It is a still more solemn saying of Christ Himself, "Whoever shall be ashamed of me and my words — of him shall the Son of man be ashamed." (Luke 9:26.)
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, please help me to bold in my faith.
Action Plan: Are you ever embarrassed or nervous about being a witness? Why is that? How can you overcome your anxiety?
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.