Finding Peace with God
“For in thee, O LORD, do I hope.”
Read Psalm 38
By nature we sin against a good-doing God Who calls us to Himself: “Turn unto me and be ye saved….I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that he turn from his evil ways and live.” But what is our reaction to such callings? Do we turn to the Lord Jesus, or do we not? If not, we commit sins of omission. Do we believe Jesus’ words when He says that He has no pleasure in our death but that we should live? If not, this is because of our unbelief!
There are many sins in our lives, but the sins of unbelief and neglect are most dishonouring to God. When you steal, you cheat your neighbour; when you lie, you lie against your neighbour. But when you neglect the invitations of Christ, then you sin directly against God.
Listen to what the Lord Jesus said to Jerusalem: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem… how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not” (Matt. 23:37). How terrible it would be if He had to say that of us! Do you long for peace? Are you faced with the question, How can I receive peace with God? Let us listen to the answer God Himself gives: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1).
What is the reason for our unwillingness to seek the Lord?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: [email protected]