Devotion for Saturday, February 23, 2019

“He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant
forever; holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise
endures forever.” (Psalm 111:9-10)

Lord, many in this world toss
Your name about as if You were an idea that has been made up. You are the One
through whom all things were made. In You alone is hope and our future. You are
holy and You call those who come by Your grace through faith to be holy. You
say that the beginning of this wisdom is fear of You. Lead me into truth that I
would know You, the Truth, always.

Many deny the Lord and rail against Him. He is God, the Creator of all
things. In Him is light and life. Come into the presence of the Lord and do not
fall prey to those who do not fear Him. Know that He is mighty to save and that
He will accomplish all that He has spoken. He has created You to join in the
praise of goodness. Do not delay, but come into His presence.

Lord, You have done all these
things and have had mercy on this wicked world that those who come to You may
have life eternal. Guide me through the wickedness of this world beginning with
fear of the Lord. Then lead me to give praise and thanks in all situations that
I may now and always abide in the truth You have spoken. May I always be found
in You and Your promise. Amen.