Psalm 136 Devotional – Day 4

By January 20, 2022Daily Devotional

ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness

GOD IS FAITHFUL  God is reliable and faithful in his words. He always does what he promises to do, and we can depend on him never to be unfaithful to his promises. Thus, he is “a God of faithfulness” 

Numbers 23:19God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Praise God that He is Faithful
Praise God that he promised salvation and faithfully fulfilled his promise. Praise God that every promise he has made will be fulfilled. Praise God that he is faithfully present. Praise God for the times that you have personally experienced his faithfulness.

CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100

SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.

  • Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
  • Tonight is the first Christian Challenge of the spring semester. Ask God to grow students in their discipleship to Jesus and to draw students to Christ.

SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 136 The Message
1-3 Thank God! He deserves your thanks.
His love never quits.
Thank the God of all gods,
His love never quits.
Thank the Lord of all lords.
His love never quits.

4-22 Thank the miracle-working God,
His love never quits.
The God whose skill formed the cosmos,
His love never quits.
The God who laid out earth on ocean foundations,
His love never quits.
The God who filled the skies with light,
His love never quits.
The sun to watch over the day,
His love never quits.
Moon and stars as guardians of the night,
His love never quits.
The God who struck down the Egyptian firstborn,
His love never quits.
And rescued Israel from Egypt’s oppression,
His love never quits.
Took Israel in hand with his powerful hand,
His love never quits.
Split the Red Sea right in half,
His love never quits.
Led Israel right through the middle,
His love never quits.
Dumped Pharaoh and his army in the sea,
His love never quits.
The God who marched his people through the desert,
His love never quits.
Smashed huge kingdoms right and left,
His love never quits.
Struck down the famous kings,
His love never quits.
Struck Sihon the Amorite king,
His love never quits.
Struck Og the Bashanite king,
His love never quits.
Then distributed their land as booty,
His love never quits.
Handed the land over to Israel.
His love never quits.

23-26 God remembered us when we were down,
His love never quits.
Rescued us from the trampling boot,
His love never quits.
Takes care of everyone in time of need.
His love never quits.
Thank God, who did it all!
His love never quits! before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! 20 Yes, you are our pride and joy.

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION:
What great act of “covenant love” in history do we remember as Christians? Of course it is the gospel. The life, death, resurrection of Jesus. All that God had promised in the past before Christ came to ultimate fulfillment in His coming. All that God has promised in the future will have its final fulfillment in his return. We live now between the beginning of the end and the end of the end. After the allies had won an important battle of World War Two in North Africa Winston Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” When Jesus came we do in fact have the beginning of the end. The last days began when Jesus came. It is super important that as a Christian believer you center your remembering on the gospel. Reflect on God’s revelation in his creation, this is helpful. But by all means reflect on God’s revelation in the gospel, this is essential. What has he revealed in the gospel? He has revealed his “steadfast love.” This love will not fail. Though life will at times, perhaps often, be confusing. We must not live in a state of confusion. We must remember to remember. Look for “cues”, internal and external prompts to remember. Figure out a way to remember, intentionally make some cues. Rehearse, practice remembering. Do this over and over and over again. Take this remembering into community. Do this with your friends. Do this today.

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