Daily Devotional: Psalms 63:6-11
6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. 9 They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. 10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. 11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God's name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
It is never wrong to do right. There is no wrong time to renew our commitment to Christ and to resolve to be more devoted to him. This does not imply that we have been involved in some “terrible” sin (actually any sin is terrible). But most of us tend to drift away from our determination to serve God with all our heart, soul and mind. We lose our first love to Christ. The way for us to ward it off is to make a new commitment from time to time and regain our resolve to be like Jesus.
I have been married fifty-two years and have loved my wife fifty-three years. At times I have shown that love more than others. There have been peaks and some valleys but I never stopped loving her. On our fiftieth anniversary we had a special ceremony and renewed our vows. But the reason it has lasted all these years was not that one occasion but because we both renew our vows on a daily basis.
The same is true with our love for and our commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. We must make that daily vow to serve him and to seek to be like him. John calls this “walking in the light” and says that the result is that the blood of Jesus will continue to cleanse us from all sin. As Enoch of old, we are to walk with God.
Heavenly Father I am thankful for your forgiveness that makes me right with you and keeps me close to you. My goal is to be holy as you are holy. My aim is to live up to your glory and your righteousness. My desire is to have a pure heart with a mind that is always set on you, on Jesus and on things above. But I fail at times to live up to this standard so I need you to continue to forgive me. Give me your wisdom, empower me with the Spirit’s power so I will become all you want me to be. Be with our nation and our leaders. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus.