Monday, June 22 Devotional
"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them."
Sometimes we are tempted to despair when we see how many Christian preachers, teachers and seminaries have abandoned the faithful Word of God in our day. How can the thirsty soul find hope and refreshment when Christian pulpits have been co-opted by the World and now proclaim nothing but humanist, often blatantly anti Christian, ideology?
Of course, the Bible warns us over and over again about the apostasy of the end times, so it shouldn’t surprise us. But it also reminds us repeatedly that God is faithful and will not abandon those who earnestly seek Him. He will make Himself known. He will answer their cry. His Word will not be silenced.
When we read an assurance like this one our hearts are comforted and reassured. God is faithful.
Lord, we pray for the thirsty souls in our day who are longing to hear Your call to repentance and your assurance of forgiveness, who thirst for a refreshing Word from You. Answer their cry, O Lord! Raise up preachers and teachers who are not ashamed of the Gospel, who rightly proclaim the Word of Truth in our day, in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Pastor Dan Giles