Devotion for Friday, April 6, 2018

“Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled, and a foolish people has spurned Your name. Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast; do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.” (Psalm 74:18-19)

Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, strength, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself. This is the summation of the whole of the law. God has established this from the beginning and there are those who continue in rebellion to do otherwise. Do not be deceived; those who are the enemies of the Lord will suffer the affliction of their rebellion which they now impose upon the faithful.

Lord, my sense of justice is immediate and I do not see at times that Your hand will not forever stay judgement against those who mock You. Guide me away from this kind of thinking to cherish what You have given and live into the life which You have established to be lived in the goodness of Your mercy and grace. Lead me, O Lord, to walk according to Your ways.

Lord Jesus, You have come not to judge, for that is already done, but to lead those who will be faithful into an abundant life of living into the purpose for which You have called us all. Lead me, O Lord, this day into Your goodness that I would do those things which are pleasing to the Father and in accordance with the simple truth that has been revealed through You. Amen.