Short Morning Devotion for November 18, 2018
Psalm 109:21-22 (NKJV)
But You, O God the Lord,
Deal with me for Your name’s sake;
Because Your mercy is good, deliver me.
For I am poor and needy,
And my heart is wounded within me.
Prayer for Sunday
O merciful God, on this day I give special thanks to you for the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. By His resurrection from the dead, you gave us a sign of your promise to rescue us from death, your power to do it, and your intention to accomplish it. I remember today that you took upon yourself to suffer the terrible pain and fear all people face, voluntarily, for no reason except your love for us; and I thank you with every ounce of my being for your extraordinary love and mercy. All glory be to You, wonderful God.
Isaiah 10:1-4 (NLT)
God’s Wrath on Evil Lawmakers
What sorrow awaits the unjust judges
and those who issue unfair laws.
They deprive the poor of justice
and deny the rights of the needy among my people.
They prey on widows
and take advantage of orphans.
What will you do when I punish you,
when I send disaster upon you from a distant land?
To whom will you turn for help?
Where will your treasures be safe?
You will stumble along as prisoners
or lie among the dead.
But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied.
His fist is still poised to strike.
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant; Make me perfect in every good work to do your will, working in me that which is well pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.