Daily Devotions

Praises and the All-sufficiency of God

The praises of God bring us to the all-sufficiency of God:  “Ask…seek…knock.  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children how much hand knocking at doormore will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Mt. 7:7-11).  They show us the holiness of God which is unattainable by works:  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1Pe. 2:9).  They draw us to the compassion of God which calls us even closer than we have been before:  “Come to 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.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Mt. 11:28-30).

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