Psalm of the Day: Psalm 114:1-8
Wisdom of the Day: Job 32:1-11
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:7-11
Let us see our Lord Jesus Christ's readiness to receive all who come unto Him. We are told, that when the multitude followed Him into the desert where He had retired, "he received them, and spoke unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing."
We may draw near to Him with boldness, and open our hearts to Him with confidence. He is a Savior of infinite compassion and loving-kindness. He will not neglect or ignore you. His compassion never fails. The wounds of our consciences may be deep and sore, and require most delicate handling. But we need not fear anything if we commit all to Jesus, the Son of God. We shall find that His kindness is unbounded.
His own words shall be found abundantly true, "Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:29).
Let us remember this, finally, in our dealing with other people, if we are called upon to give them help about their souls. Let us strive to walk in the steps of Christ's example. The ignorance of young beginners in faith is sometimes very provoking. We are apt to be wearied of their instability, and fickleness, and halting between two opinions. But let us remember Jesus, and not be weary. He "received all," spoke to all, and did good to all. Let us go and do likewise. As Christ deals with us, so let us deal one with another.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to trust trust in Jesus' care and compassion.
Action Plan: Are you bringing your cares and concerns to God the Father through the name of Jesus or do you try to do things on your own? What is holding you back? Resolve today to take your needs and care to the Lord.
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.