Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-8-18

October 8, 2018

Psalm 112 New Living Translation (NLT)

The fear or reverence of the Lord leads people toward wisdom in honoring God which brings about blessing for the family and compassionate outreach to the community.  Wisdom causes us to imitate our loving Heavenly Father in every area of our lives; that wisdom guides us toward righteous acts of generosity and compassion.  Our honest dependence upon God keeps us strong and unshakable, because God watches over our minds and action when our hearts are truly fixed on keeping his commands.  The strongest place you and I can ever find ourselves is to prayerfully and reverentially abide in the presence of the Lord.  Pray and ask God to fill your heart with Himself.  Spiritually cling to Him and praise Him for being your Rock, today!

Psalm 112

Praise the Lord!

How joyful are those who fear the Lord

    and delight in obeying his commands.

Their children will be successful everywhere;

    an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.

They themselves will be wealthy,

    and their good deeds will last forever.

Light shines in the darkness for the godly.

    They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

Good comes to those who lend money generously

    and conduct their business fairly.

Such people will not be overcome by evil.

    Those who are righteous will be long remembered.

They do not fear bad news;

    they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

They are confident and fearless

    and can face their foes triumphantly.

They share freely and give generously to those in need.

    Their good deeds will be remembered forever.

    They will have influence and honor.


The wicked will see this and be infuriated.

    They will grind their teeth in anger;

    they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for guiding me toward your righteousness each day.  You stir my heart and cause me to move in generous and compassionate ways as I reach out to love others. I am blessed and happy in your love.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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