“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.”Psalms 34:8-9 NLT
“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.”
Psalms 37:23-24 NLT
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
Psalm 138:7-8 ESV
The desires of the heart are the best proofs of salvation; and if a man wishes to know whether he is really saved or not, he can very soon find out by putting his finger upon the pulse of his desires, for those are things that never can be counterfeit.
You may counterfeit words;
you may counterfeit actions;
but you cannot counterfeit desires.
Archibald Brown, “The Heart’s Cry after God” 1879
Today’s verse and devotional thoughts come from “The Gospel Daily“.
Scientists can tell us about the intricacy of the make-up of the human body. With every system designed for an exact function, all designed to work together in perfect harmony. Each of us is unique, designed by God for a specific purpose. Only a loving Creator could do that. We should praise God because we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Each one of us designed just right, for a specific purpose, a specific role, in His plan. – Commentary by Mary Frances Morden
Creator, God, we praise You for creating us in Your image. We praise You for trusting us to do Your work and to follow the path You have designed for each one of us. Amen.
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. (Psalm 33:20-21 ESV)
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2 NLT)