Devotion for Sunday, August 11, 2019

“Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom the day of Jerusalem, who
said, “Raze it, raze it to its very foundation.”  (Psalm 137:7)

The day will come when all the
wickedness of this world will be razed. 
The faithful will be vindicated. 
Do not trust in the justice of men, but trust in the One who created all
things.  Come into His presence and live
in His provision.  Know that He who
promised is not slow as some count slowness, but is patient that all of those
who are His have the opportunity to come into His eternal presence.

Lord, help me to see through whatever turmoil this world brings our
way.  Help me understand that You have a
purpose in and through all things. Guide me to live by Your promises and not by
the circumstances in which I find myself. 
Help me to fulfill the meaning of the First Commandment and to have no
other gods before you, but to love, trust, and always obey You always.

Lord Jesus, You have freed us by
grace to live into Your example of being a willing and obedient child of the
Heavenly Father.  Guide me this day to
live out my faith in a way that looks to You and not to this world filled with
wickedness.  Lead me that I may walk in
Your presence and to the glory of the Father. 
Keep me close to You that I may not stray from Your side.  Amen.

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