Devotion for Friday, January 11, 2019

“They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, so that it
went hard with Moses on their account; because they were rebellious against His
Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.” (Psalm 106:32-33)

This world is filled with
contention. People speak and then, perhaps, they may think. The Lord, who knows
all things, knows what is in the heart of man. It is corrupt, but the Lord knows
it. Come into His presence and know that He who knows you, knows all that is
needed. Be guided by His purpose and presence and live into the life to which
You have been called by His Spirit.

Lord, many voices speak and I am often led astray by a smooth tongue. Guide
me, O Lord, to understand that You, the giver of life, are the only One who can
speak the Word of life. Open my ears to listen first to Your Word, then speak. Keep
me from being like the world which speaks first and then listens. Help me
through all of the noise to clearly hear Your Word of truth.

Word Incarnate, who has come down
to the aide of Your people, speak to me that I may speak truth. Fill my mind
with the truth of the ages that I may now and always think upon the truth of the
Word You have spoken. May I be found this day meditating upon Your Word knowing
that You have the Word of life, and there is nowhere nor no one else we can go
to in order to receive what You alone can give. Amen.