Day 5 Psalms – Week 46 Devotional

By December 16, 2016Daily Devotional

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 8

“1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Understand:

We’ve spent the whole week looking at Psalm 8. As we close our time in this psalm, I want you to take time and consider these thoughts and questions:

What do you feel when you think about God’s majesty? In what ways does it lead you to humility?

Now reflect on “the praise of children and Infants.” Remember Jesus quoting this psalm in Matthew 21:14-17? What does it mean for you personally to have “child-like” faith?

Think of the ways we see God’s sovereignty in this psalm. Consider Him thinking and caring about the deep and secret needs of your heart. How does this lead you to humility? How does it strengthen your faith in Christ?

Apply:

Take this time now to offer Him your praise. If there is anything you are struggling with, go ahead and give it to Him. Know that He hears, listens, and cares.

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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