Daily Devotionals: (August 1st) Soul-Strengthening Food

by Aaron Dunlop


Reading: “The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them”—Revelation 7:17

Remember, as you look to Jesus that He is in the midst of the throne—that is, the very centre of it. And remember also, that the throne in scripture, is called “the throne of God and the Lamb,” on purpose to shew you that it is one and the same.

And what is that throne but a throne of grace—a mercy-seat, a place for the poor and the needy to approach, “to obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Flee to it; and remember, as Jesus is in the midst of it, it is accessible every way, and all around. The poor timid believer, that fears to go in front, may, like the woman in the gospel, who came behind, touch, as it were, His garment—efficacy from the Lamb is from every direction.

If Jesus was not there, it might be fearful to approach; but remember the Lamb is there, and He is the Lamb of God. Sweet encouraging thought; come then, look to the Lamb. See, by faith, how he feeds the church that is above. And will he not feed the church below? Oh, yes—“His flesh is meat indeed, and his blood is drink indeed.” And Oh, what spiritual food, what divine food, what suitable food, what soul-satisfying, soul-ravishing, soul- strengthening food! 

Taken from The Poor Man’s Evening and Morning Portions by Rev. Robert Hawker, Works, Vol. 8; 1830. Edited by Aaron Dunlop for thinkgospel.com ©2013.

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