Psalm of the Day: Psalm 89:43-52
Wisdom of the Day: Job 13:1-14
Scripture Reading: Luke 7:36-50
The story contained in these verses, is only found in the Gospel of Luke. In order to see the full beauty of the story we should read the eleventh chapter of Matthew. We shall then discover the striking fact that the woman whose conduct is here recorded, most likely owed her conversion to the well-known words, "Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
That wondrous invitation, in all human probability was the means of the saving of her soul, and gave her that sense of peace for which we see her so grateful. A full offer of free pardon is generally God's chosen instrument for bringing sinners to repentance.
Are you willing to bring all your cares and burdens to the Savior or do you try to bear them alone. Such behavior misses much blessing.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit Oh, what needless pain we bear All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, thank you for being willing to bear my burden.
Action Plan: What troubles and cares do you harbor? What makes you think you can handle them by yourself. Memorize Matthew 11:28.
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.