Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 15:1-5

Ps 15:1-5

LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

Heb 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Paul told Timothy that the Lord knows those who are his. John wrote that we can have our sins forgiven continually as we walk in the light of God. Since we are right with God because of what Jesus did for us, we stand before him as though we had never sinned. When we become a child of God, our sins are forgiven by the blood of Jesus but that cleansing continues every moment of every day as we live for him and submit to him in faith. It is based on faith from first to last.

The grace of God is beyond our natural ability to understand. This is because God loves us, even when we are his enemies. He loves us when we are captives of sin and serving the devil. In fact, he loves us so much that he even allowed his Son to come to earth to be mistreated and then to die for us. Now this is love, not that we love God but that he loves us and gave his Son to be the sacrifice for our sin.

When his love is accepted by faith, we submit to his will, giving up our selfish desires and living for him. It is then that Jesus is seen in us because we live a life filled with good deeds and God is glorified. Because of his saving grace, we do the good works which God prepared for us to do, even before we were born. His love then fills our hearts and our lives so that we love God above all else and secondly, we love others around us as we love ourselves. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

O God, my Father in heaven, I thank you for your love, for your mercy and for your marvelous grace. Thank you for the joy you put in my heart, even when I am faced with difficult times and when my heart aches. I ask your healing on those who are near to me, healing from physical disease, healing from broken hearts, healing from grieve and healing from stress and anxiety. Help me understand the things beyond comprehension, such as your love, your peace, your joy and the security and confidence in your salvation. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus.