Meditation

09/08/2020

The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.(Psalms34:22)

God’s redemption and freedom from condemnation are equated in the text. Redemption is available to those who take refuge in God.

God gives special blessings to those who follow Him. The life of the servant of God may require hardship and pain, but God cares for His own, providing abundant spiritual blessings.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, even though there is no guarantee of being without pain or hardship, the peace of mind that we have is that no matter what, You provide for Your own via spiritual blessings. It in this knowledge, that we take comfort in, Abba, that You will always bless us in one way or another. This we pray in Jesus’ holy name. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

If you can’t have what you like; like what you have.

KNOWING GOD:

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged til he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.” (Isaiah42:14)

God defined the work of His servant. God’s servant must bring justice and order to the world for all nations. The servant did not use normal means—-public proclamation, political or military action—-to accomplish his purposes. Rather, he quietly but faithfully worked without harming anyone or anything. The Spirit of God provides the power and motivation for the servant. The servant’s task challenges all God’s people in all generations. Only One has fulfilled it—-Jesus of Nazareth. He continues to send the Spirit to lead His church to be God’s servants.

I AM:

Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, o God, and hear; ope your eyes and see the desolation of the city tat bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name! (Daniel9:17-19)

In crisis God’s servants depend on His mercy. We ask for forgiveness as we look for deliverance. Beloved, God forgives sin for His name’s sake as well as for our sake. Believers who use God’s personal name indicate they belong to God and represent His name to the world. He seeks to cleanse and forgive so His name will be seen as pure and holy by the world.

Second Thought of the Day:

You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call your servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John15:1415)

Jesus called His disciples friends. Friends know the work of their Master. He includes them in His plans and shares the responsibility with them. The Lord chose to work through people who have submitted themselves to Him. Jesus shared with each believer the hopes of reaching all people.

He gave us the responsibility of sharing the good news of the gospel. We regard ourselves as servants obeying the Master’s commands. Jesus makes His servants His friends by trusting them, sharing his plans in love, and entrusting hem with ministry. I pray this is as clear as it is intended from our Lord and Savior.

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