Devotion for Friday, January 4, 2019

“So He gave them their request, but sent a wasting disease among them. When they became envious of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord, the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and engulfed the company of Abiram.” (Psalm 106:15-17)

In every generation, there are those who contend with the Lord. They seem to have power, but it comes to nothing. Who is able to stand against the Lord? It is the Lord who prevails and in Him alone is everything held together. Do not trust in the ways of any but the Lord and know that all shall come to pass as He has purposed. The Lord alone is God of all.

Lord, in these troubled times, there are many things that are said and done that sway me and tug at my loyalties. Guide me, O Lord, that I may humbly walk in Your ways. Teach me discernment that I would not be deceived by those who demonstrate false powers and do things to lead people away from You. Help me at all times to see that only in You is there hope and a future.

Lord Jesus, You have come to rescue the lost sheep of the Father’s house. You did not come just to do signs and wonders, but to lift up with You all who come to You that in You we may have new life. Lead me this day, O Lord, to walk always in Your ways knowing that in You alone is the salvation prepared beforehand. Help me now and always Lord to cling to You, my Lord and my Savior. Amen.