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“I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. But my people didn’t listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.” (Psalm 81:10-11)

The One through whom all things have their being gave goodness to the people, but they turned their backs and went their own way. He who rescued them and kept them from becoming nothing, showed them miracles, but many mixed in the crowd would not listen. Listen now and hear the word of the Lord. He speaks that all who listen would not be absorbed into the crowd of unbelievers and become as nothing. Come to Him and learn truth.

Lord, You lift up those who turn to You, but many reject You and go their own way. Help me see that I can make the difference for my life by faithfully listening to You and humbly following in the way You have established. Guide me in the salvation You have prepared in the sight of all people that I may come into Your presence and dwell with You my God. Guide me in wisdom and truth.

Lord Jesus, You have come as the final rescue for all who believe. As many as believe will not perish, but come into everlasting life. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You have prepared that I may learn from You how to live the life You have given. Lift me up out of the mess of this world to see in You the only hope for us all. Help me share with others what You have shared with me that I may abide in You always. Amen.