Devotion of the Day

That All May Know

The Lord knoweth them that are his.
II Timothy 2:19

We know that we are of God.
I John 5:19

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 13:35

God knows His own. It is well that He does, for sometimes it would be difficult for us to determine who are His! Heaven will surprise us both ways.

We can know that we are His. The little book of First John is full of “know-so” evidence, to say nothing of plenty more elsewhere.

And others know by the badge of love. Not tongues nor faith nor prophecy nor knowledge nor martyrdom nor philanthropy, but love is the Christian’s mark of distinction. How we cultivate all the others and fail here!All may know that we are His. God knows, we know others may know. It is a “know-so” faith.

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.

Devotion of the Day

Report or Reality?

But him they saw not.
Luke 24:24

The Emmaus disciples had the testimony of the women, the angels and other disciples, but, like these other disciples, they had not seen the risen Lord Himself to know Him. Something had happened. Jesus was not in the grave. But they had not seen Him.

There is a lot of talk about the resurrection that gets no farther than that. Something happened. The grave is empty. But there is lacking the vibrant witness, “We have seen the Lord!”

Much is said about the return of Christ that lacks the warmth of His person. We discuss the program of events, what is going to happen, “but him we see not.”

That goes for all the great truths about Him. We tell what others have said. We discuss the matter. But Him we see not. Our eyes are holden. A few minutes later these Emmaus disciples were not like the same persons. They had a glowing testimony, and as they related it He appeared again! His resurrection was no longer a Report but a Reality!

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.