“May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude
May your ways be known throughout the earth,
your saving power among people everywhere.”
Psalm 67.1-2 NLT
Israel received God’s blessing in order to make his ways known to “people all over the world” v. 7, so that they might fear him. The focus of the psalm is v. 4, the just government and guidance of God, which brings joy to the world.
As God’s people today, the church has been given the mission to make God’s salvation known to all. How should the church show that this mission has priority?
#mission #God #VOTD
“God lives within it, it cannot be moved.
God rescues it at the break of dawn.”
God dwelt in the holy city of Jerusalem. He protected it. Its inhabitants were secure. When attacked, God defended it.
Where does God dwell today? In what ways does he protect and defend his present dwelling place?
#God #protection #VOTD
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“For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers.”
Based on his past history with the Lord, King David prayed to be restored to the divine presence.
Knowing who God is and what he desires powers our prayers.
#God #prayer #VOTD
“In the end he tells the Lord, ‘Our eyes are upon thee.’ [2 Chr 20.12] Saying this, Jehoshaphat made God his leader. Soldiers in battle always keep their eyes on their leader. He is the one who knows the overall strategy, makes the decisions, and directs his troops to carry out the battle plan. If soldiers lose touch with their officers, their lives are in jeopardy and the battle lost.”
—Daniel Partner, All Things Are Possible, 107
#spiritual-warfare #God #quotes
“I am determined, O God! I am determined! I will sing and praise you!”
Fleeing from King Saul and hiding in a cave, David steadfastly maintains his commitment to praise God. He keeps in view that God is sovereign.
How does remembering God’s sovereignty help us in any given situation?
#Psalms #God #VOTD
“At that time Herod the tetrarch heard reports about Jesus, and he said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead! And because of this, miraculous powers are at work in him.'”
Herod had John killed. Now his guilty conscience was apparently at work. His interpretation of the reports was completely wrong.
In what ways do people today interpret wrongly the work of God? What’s the solution?
#understanding #God #VOTD