Thomas Case on Daily Devotions

Thomas Case was a 16th/17th century Puritan. I recently ran across something he wrote that encourages the regular practice of morning devotions.

It is not small advantage to the holy life to “begin the day with God.” The saints are want to leave their hearts with Him over night, that they may find them with Him in the morning. Before earthly things break in upon us, and we receive impressions from abroad, it is good to season the heart with thoughts of God, and to consecrate the early and virgin operations of the mind before they are prostituted to baser objects. When the world gets the start of religion in the morning, it can hardly overtake it all the day.–Thomas Case

quoted in Joel Beeke, Living for God’s Glory, 201

The second sentence was the most moving. It reminds us to take advantage of the early mornings and seek the Lord. With the Psalmist we say, “O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice” (Ps 5:3).

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