One of my favorite devotional tools is the Valley of Vision, a collection of thoughts, meditations and prayers from various Puritans. What I read today is this one, “Christ Alone”. Read the entire passage, but here’s the portion that resonated deeply within my heart:
“Here, it is my duty
to be as Christ in this world,
to do what he would do,
to live as he would live,
to walk in love and meekness;
then he would be known,
then would I have peace in death.”
I do not understand this legalistically, that this is what I have to do to find peace in death. But that what is described is what is normative for a believer, for the believer’s assurance. It serves well to be a corrective to me, when my heart is distracted by life, society, work, coffee, etc. My focus should be, and can be, in the face of all these things, Christ Alone.
To read daily, visit the Banner of Truth site, and there’s a link at the top to a daily reading. Sorry, no direct feed, a la RSS.
Solo Deo Gloria,