Friday November 11, 2022
“The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.”
Here we have a description of God’s children which is very clear and very profound.
You who doubt whether you are a child of God, examine yourself on this point, for here we have one of the most distinctive marks of a child of God. A child of God is a person who comes to Jesus. A person who not only has come, but who comes to Jesus. Every day, yes, every time he becomes convinced in his conscience that he has sinned.
Here is the real difference between a converted and an unconverted person. Both sin. And both are convinced of their sin by the Spirit of God. But the unconverted go away from God with their sins. The converted come to God with them.
It is not always easy for a child of God to come to God with her sins. It was not easy when she came to God the first time, but to come every day is more difficult. If she did not have the consolation of the Gospel, she would not dare to come, so disheartened is she oftentimes.
Therefore you shall hear the Gospel today also, my dear child of God. And today it reads like this: Those who come to God are never turned away. Never. As long as you come and confess your daily transgressions and your sins of omission, so long are you a child of God.
Do not be anxious if you find that sin cleaves to you.
You have not as yet been discharged from the great hospital of grace. If you suffer a relapse in your illness, simply call the great and good Physician. Remember His words: “They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.”
Be of good cheer! In a short time you will be discharged from the hospital. This service also death will render you. Not until then will your soul be fully made whole. From then on you shall never in all eternity grieve your Savior any more.