Devotion for Saturday, June 15, 2019

“For there, thrones were set for judgment, the thrones of the house of
David.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.  May
peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.”  (Psalm 122:5-7)

We know the world is in the
midst of adversity.  It ebbs and flows,
but there has always been the adversity between what is right in the Lord’s
sight and what those opposed to the Lord desire.  The prosperity of the Lord is not in things,
but in Him.  He calls to all to come and
be in Him that He would be in them.  His
peace comes out of the relationship He gives through faith and by grace.

Lord, the adversity is in me. 
There are times when I am conflicted. 
Guide me by Your Spirit to look to You and live in Your peace.  Grant not just worldly prosperity, but
prosperity of the  heart that knows that
You are always present and near.  Guide
me according to Your goodness to seek the better things in spite of those
around me who seek other things.  May I
learn to walk with You rather than this world.

Lord Jesus, You are the model of
the godly life.  You also promised Your
peace upon those who walk in Your grace. 
Lead me, O Lord, in the way of salvation this day that I would dwell
with You and You with me.  Keep me from
those things which would deter me from walking faithfully with You.  May I know and always abide in You and You in
me.  Lead me this day, my Savior.  Amen.