Meditation

09/13/2022

One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong.” (Psalm 62:11 – God Tells Us Who He Is Through God’s Nature)

The worshiper’s inspiration caused him to reflect on two aspects of God: power and love. The writer, probably reflecting at the Temple or shrine in worship, struggled to understand God’s power in relationship to His intervention in the lives of human beings. The proclamation of God’s word brought assurance of God’s love and strength. The psalmist was concerned to know God as revealed in His power to save and in His nature to love and not destroy.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Dear Abba, the psalmist like many people throughout the beginning of time, have wondered the same thoughts. The psalmist was looking for even more, he was the assurance of God’s love and strength. This, Abba, you gave to us all, when You allow Jesus to take away all of our sins through his death on the Cross and then in the Resurrection three days later, to fulfill the last of the prophecy of the Messiah’s mission on this earth. Today we continue to pray our troops serving in faraway lands and those in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, that a peaceful solution might be found and let the fighting be silenced. We also pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, and for those we don’t know. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

How real is your faith? The way you live your life may be all that some people know of the Bible. What are you teaching others through your faith?”

KNOWING GOD:

The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1– God Tells Who He Through God’s Nature)

God’s law reveal not only what people should do but also who God is. Laws against unjust business practices (Deut. 25:13-16) reveal the righteousness of the God behind the laws. Proverbial sayings can teach law in a memorable way that may have more effect than formal laws. Dishonesty is the opposite of the character traits God calls for and honors: justice, mercy, loving-kindness, righteousness. If we use dishonesty to supply material needs, we need to ask God for wisdom to put life back in perspective.

I AM:

The Lord tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries. The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.” (Proverbs 15:25-27 – God Tells Us Who He Is Through God’s Nature)

Be declaring what God is pleased and displeased with, the writer revealed the nature and will of God. He is a God who rejects pride, supports the weak, despises divided loyalties, and blesses the undivided heart.

SECOND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Abba, Father.” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36– God Tells Us Who He Is Through God’s Nature)

The Son agonized with the Father, struggling from His human side to avoid the maximum price if possible. Yet the fully obedient Lord was prepared to give Himself totally, for He came to fulfill the revealed will of the Father.

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