Devotion of the Day

Get Through to Jesus!

If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
John 7:37.

Some stop too soon in their quest for a satisfying experience of the Lord. They get this blessing or that and settle down there and make their blessing an end in itself and a yardstick by which they measure everybody else. The part becomes greater than the whole. They major on the gift instead of on the Giver. Others experience no “blessing” at all, give up and resign themselves to a dry faith, and plod along through dull and mediocre years.

Others go too far. They run past the Lord into delusions and excesses and fall into snares of demonism. Pitiful cases they are, starting out honestly and earnestly, but not guided by the Word.

Jesus simply invites us to Himself, whether for rest (Mt. 11:28) or for the Spirit’s fullness (Jn. 7:37), and guarantees that if we come He will not cast us out (Jn. 6:37). It is not difficult to get to Jesus if we really want to come. And anyone who gets through to Him will be all right. “All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him.”

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

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