OYB: January 21

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 42:18-38, Genesis 43
NT: Matthew 13:47-58, Matthew 14:1-12
Ps: Psalm 18:16-36
Pr: Proverbs 4:7-10

Today´s notable verse:

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 18:30 (NIV)

The One Year Bible Blog notes:

Great verses today for us to meditate upon in Psalm 18 verses 25 through 27 - "To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile. You rescue those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud." [ED: Psalm 18:25-27 (NLT)] I really love verse 28 - "LORD, you have brought light to my life; my God, you light up my darkness." Has Jesus brought light into your life? Does God light up your darkness?

Without a doubt; I don't know how I would wake up each morning and get out of bed without Jesus in my life. I don't know how I would find motivation to give my best effort at work; I don't know how I would find the love and compassion to give selflessly in any relationship. I certainly wouldn't have survived my most recent relationship - during, or after - without Him. But, with Him in my life, what could possibly come against me, and yet prevail? I've already given up my life for Christ (ultimately, in the spiritual sense; but also daily, in the decisions I make, "dying to self" to try to live according to the will of the Father) so the very thing that the world at its worst could take from me - my life - is not my own, and even then, I have something even greater to look forward to.

I'm not strong; I just try to humble myself enough to admit my weakness, and through it seek refuge in God - for it is my weakness that I am made strong.