Read Psalm 119:153-160.
“Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—I haven’t forgotten Your revelation. Take my side and get me out of this; give me back my life, just as You promised. ‘Salvation’ is only gibberish to the wicked because they’ve never looked it up in Your dictionary. Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following Your guidelines, revive me. My antagonists are too many to count, but I don’t swerve from the directions You gave. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from Your promises so casually! Take note of how I love what You tell me; out of Your life of love, prolong my life. Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. Your righteous decisions are eternal.” —Psalm 119:153-160 (MSG)
Devotional Thought for Today:
In the midst of our trials and temptations, when we stand on His Word consistently, He sees us through. Our assurance of salvation means nothing to those who dishonor God’s Word. God’s mercies are innumerable; we are revived in them. Although we are intimidated often by the thought of our enemy, we are never moved because His hand guides us. Those who dishonor God’s Word walk away casually from His promises. He takes into account how we love His Word; He rewards us with life in fullness.
- A PRAYER FOR MY LIFE:
Dear Lord, please strengthen me in Your Word, that I may not yield to temptation.
- A PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH:
Lord, do not let Your church be swerved from the mission You gave to us. May we be effective in establishing kingdom work, and may the work of Your church continue to grow and be fruitful. Encourage us to continue to faithfully pursue Your call and stand on Your Word, no matter what challenges we face.
- A PRAYER FOR OUR WORLD:
Lord, may world economies be released to resource ministry. Let us, worldwide, steward the earth— this resource You gave to us—with wisdom. I pray for colleges and universities; may they become centers of new moves of the Holy Spirit, who has the power to transform students and faculty.