Devotion for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping because of Your indignation and Your wrath, for You have lifted me up and cast me away.” (Psalm 102:9-10)


The Lord cannot tolerate sin, yet sin is all around in this age. Sin is sloppy and it does much damage to those who are around the sinner. Do see more clearly, how difficult the sin issue is before railing against the Lord. All have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, yet God has provided forgiveness for the repentant sinner. Come into His mercy and do not blame Him for what others do.

Lord, I know some of my own sin, but often look at others and rail against them. Help me to simply live in the grace You have given me that I may walk humbly in Your presence. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You alone know I need to go. You know the plans You have and they are eternal, but I am currently temporal. Guide me in the way of life and true liberty.

Lord Jesus, without You all would be lost and salvation would be impossible. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of living that leads to eternal life. Help me now and always to see in You the way out of the mess of sin. It will not be fully done in this age, so help me to recognize the need to prepare. May I now and always look to You for the strength I need to move through each day. Amen.