Day 5 Psalm 37 Devotional

By October 7, 2016Daily Devotional

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Pray:

Ask God to orient or reorient you to Himself. Confess any known sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and His sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s Word.  Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today.

Read:

Psalm 37:39-40

“39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”

Understand:

The greatest thing that could ever happen to the righteous is their relationship with God.

Safety, protection, strength, help and deliverance are found in Him alone.

David wants us to turn and take our refuge in God.

Throughout this Psalm David has instructed us how to respond when facing evil in the world. David has told us we’re not to lash out against evil in our own fury, but instead the wise are to respond in the following ways: hope in the Lord; strive for loyal obedience to God; and finally, have faith in God’s justice.

Apply:

Think of all that has been done for you, all the benefits you have because of Christ’s love for you. Now delight yourself in the Lord! Turn your attention to Jesus!

Whatever is troubling you right now, would you give it Him? When has holding on to your troubles ever gotten you what you really wanted?

Delight yourself in Him…and you will get all that you desire…Him.

Remember our hope—hope in the Lord—will never let us down!

Live:

(Personalize this prayer today; make it specific to the circumstances that face you.) Ask God to lead you through His Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell Him “Yes” to His will and ask Him for His power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask God to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY.

 

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