Devotion for Thursday, June 20, 2019

“Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us to be torn by their
teeth.  Our soul has escaped as a bird
out of the snare of the trapper; the snare is broken and we have escaped.  Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made
heaven and earth.”  (Psalm 124:6-8)

The promise of salvation is for
all who come into the freedom that only the Lord gives.  Yes, there are trials and travails in this
age, but when the Son makes you free, you are free indeed.  You are free from sin, death and the
devil.  The name of the Savior is “God’s
salvation.”  Abide in the Savior and he
will abide in you.  In Him is found the
freedom of eternity and the hope of the ages.

Lord, in this world I do not feel free. 
I feel entrapped by all of the wickedness that is around me.  Help me to realize that I have been freed by
Your grace and can now abide with you day in and day out.  Lead me away from the traps and snares of
this age.  Help me to hold fast to the
truth You have shown me.  Guide me in the
salvation You have prepared in the sight of all people for Your name’s sake.

Lord Jesus, I need what You alone can give.  Teach me what all of this means.  Lead me in the way of salvation.  Guide me this day that I may learn from You how to walk in freedom.  Show me what is true that I may not fall into temptation and practice the things from which You have freed me.  You are the Savior and You alone know all that is needed.   Lead me into Your truth.  Amen.

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