Psalm 81:8-12 (TPT)
“Listen to me, my dear people.
For I’m warning you, and you’d better listen well! For I hold something against you.
Don’t ever be guilty of worshiping any other god but me.
I am your only God, the living God. Wasn’t I the one who broke the strongholds over you
and raised you up out of bondage? Open your mouth with a mighty decree; I will fulfill it now, you’ll see! The words that you speak, so shall it be!
But my people still wouldn’t listen; my princely people would not yield to me.
So I lifted my grace from off of their lives and I surrendered them to the stubbornness of their hearts. For they were living according to their own selfish fantasies. Pause in his presence
Lenten Reflection: God commanded his covenant people to celebrate the Festival of Booths every year as a way to remember how he provided for his people as he led them into the Promised Land. Even though the people were disobedient, God was faithful to love them. Apparently, there came a time when God lifted his grace (provision) off their lives, because they stubbornly worshiped other gods and stopped listening to their Savior (they listened to the world). Don’t allow the world’s voice to be the loudest in your ear right now. Instead, yield to the Living God! He is your Provider.
Prayer: Lord, I am your booth or tent; You live in me. Help me to listen and yield, because I need you to provide for me. Thank you for your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.