Short Evening Devotion for February 23, 2019
Better to Light a Candle . . .
“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
~ William Shakespeare
Denunciatory rhetoric is so much easier and cheaper than good works, and proves a popular temptation. Yet is it far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.
~ William L. Watkinson
Most merciful God, I thank your for all the blessings of this day; for my food, shelter, health and life. I turn my many problems over to you, who have promised to bear them for me, and pray that I may have a refreshing night of sleep, in safety and comfort. I pray for all those in the world who are in trouble and sickness, that they may know the comfort of your Holy Spirit. Above all, I thank you for the life and resurrection of my Lord Jesus Christ, for I have been blessed to learn of His great mercy during my lifetime.
Romans 13:8-10 (ESV)
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
we no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.