Today I will not try to improve upon anything God has created, from creation itself, to the garden, to the law of love, and to the atonement. To hold for only a moment the thought that God needs my perfecting assistance is the highest folly and the surest sign that I “just don’t get it.” Rather, I will seek to understand, to grow in knowledge and wisdom, to let God work on me.

Exodus 20:25 
And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.*

Today I will go to God’s altar and accept it in its profoundly simple beauty and completeness.

*NB: Spurgeon has a unique interpretation of this passage upon which I base my thought:
“God’s altar was to be built of unhewn stones, that no trace of human skill or labour might be seen upon it. Human wisdom delights to trim and arrange the doctrines of the cross into a system more artificial and more congenial with the depraved tastes of fallen nature; instead, however, of improving the gospel carnal wisdom pollutes it, until it becomes another gospel, and not the truth of God at all.”
Morning Devotional, July 14

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