Daily Devotional from Eagles' Wings
Today: Friday, November 24, 2017

Smiling Saints

Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord!
Deuteronomy 33:29

Are we enjoying this happiness today? No people on earth have the reason to be happy that blood-washed saints have. The happiness of the world is shallow and temporary. Ours is deep and permanent. Yet all too often we become so engrossed in the concerns of this world that we lose the smile of happy contentment in Christ.

If we have Christ, we are saved. That alone should make us happy. We are justified by grace through faith in the merits of Christ. We are accepted by the Father in Christ. We can never be robbed of this full and free salvation. We are as sure of heaven as if we were already there.

Not only are we saved, but we are saved by the Lord. The eternal God has thought on us. He has loved us with an everlasting love. He has pledged Himself in all the fulness of His glorious attributes, to accomplish our eternal salvation. Thus He is our shield to defend us against every foe. He is our sword to cut through all opposition to our progress to heaven. This is the essence of true happiness. The miserable masses of this world desperately need to see true, happy Christians living their Christianity to the full. Are we allowing some passing trouble to wipe the radiance of salvation from our face? How then can we ever convince the world that Christians are the only truly happy people on earth? Oh! let us cry to the Lord for grace to live in the overflowing happiness of the gospel.

If you have no joy in your religion, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere.
Billy Sunday

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