Devotion of the Day

Come and See

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
John 1:46

Philip did not let Nathanael sidetrack him into a discussion of whether or not any good things could come out of Nazareth. That was irrelevant and Philip was no authority on the matter. After all, the best way to settle that question, as well as all others, was, “Come and see for yourself.” Jesus was just out of Nazareth, and Nathanael could soon find out the answer to his query.

The devil likes to sidetrack us from the real issue. The woman at Jacob’s well raised secondary matters until the Lord brought her to face her sin and Himself as the Messiah.

Do not let people dodge the real issue by raising a lot of unimportant questions. Tell them to come to Christ and see for themselves. He is in Himself the answer to all our problems. Whatever you may not understand, whatever puzzles you, do no try to solve such things one by one. Come to Him and He will dispel your doubts and you will say with Nathanael, “Thou art the Son of God!”

Devotion of the Day

Garments of Gray

Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together.
Deuteronomy 22:11

Let thy garments be always white.
Ecclesiastes 9:8

Jewett says, “Worldly compromise takes the medium line between white and black and wears an ambiguous gray.” An American statesman says, “The values of life which were clear to the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers have become dim and fuzzy in outline.”

We live today in a twilight zone, a hazy condition of low visibility. Black and white have become a smudge of indefinite grey.

God despises mixtures. Our Lord says He will spew the lukewarm out of His mouth – and lukewarm is another word for the same state of compromise.

“Abhor that which is evil.” The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” He that is not with me is against me.” There is no mild tolerance here.

God abominates garments of gray. If we are to wear white hereafter, better practice it here!