Daily Promises (September 28th)
Nevertheless I [am] continually with thee: thou hast Holden [me] by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.
My Prayer: Gracious Father, thank You for continually being present within my life! Thank You for loving me with such unconditional adoration! Make me worthy of Your wonderful devotion toward me that I may give You honour and praise. Cause me to have a passionate desire toward Your word that I may please You in all I do and say. May I desire nothing on this desolate earth but the future glory with You!
Psalms 28:4,7 – Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
2Tim.4:14> Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
Ps.18:2> The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Heb.2:13> And again, “I will put my trust in him.”[fn] And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”
Isa.12:2> Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
Reproof of wicked Judges …
Psalm 58:2a -No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
Ps.94:20>Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
Isa.10:1>Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
Daily Promises (September 14th)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God is all-powerful. He is able to provide for every need that meets a believer in his walk with Christ. As humans we often think of “needs” in the light of food, shelter, and physical amenities. However, our “real” needs are spiritual, for our spirit is eternal. Jesus has provided for all of our spiritual needs. As the Apostle Peter says in his second letter:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
(2 Peter 1:3-4)
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The Philippians trusted in God’s promises, and they gave to the Lord’s work out of what little they possessed. Praise God that we can trust in Him for our daily provision of all our needs!
We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. we may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for him.
And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
God promises to be found when sought after with our whole hearts.
How wonderful then, that it is He who places that longing within us.
It is He who gives our hearts of stone to be hearts of flesh.
Glory to God that He is merciful to draw us near!
Praise to the Lord that He first loved us!
Live now as righteous, taking heart in the gospel joy of the Lord!
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.