Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 27:1-5

Ps 27:1-5

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. 4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. 5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Heb 12:22-24

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

What a comfort to David in times of stress and trials to be able to know he could depend on God to take care of him. Even when the worst enemies came against him, he knew the Lord would fight his battles and give him the victory. As the children of God today, we have an even greater promise in Jesus Christ. He has already won the war against sin and death and we can share in his victory! Since God has given his Son on our behalf, how can he now not give freely all things to those that love him? What a blessing to be a part of his body!

As saints, as the called of God, our names are written in heaven. Written in the book of the Lamb; not because of our goodness but because of his forgiveness. So as the beloved of God we are to submit our will to his and allow him to change us from the inside out. This change is not just superficial but begins with our minds and is a complete “overhaul” of our being. Paul explains that when we come up from the grave of baptism, we are a new person in Christ Jesus.

O Lord God, my God who rules the earth; you are the only true God and I give you all praise, all honor and all glory. You have given Jesus the name above all names and in him we live on this earth as we prepare for that home eternal. Empower me to live in such a way that only brings glory to you and to Jesus as my savior and my Lord. Use me to help those who are babes in Christ to be able to grow up into Jesus and to know him better. Give me wisdom to always encourage and never distract them in their commitment. I pray in the name of Jesus.