Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27, 2014

Psalm 27:7-14, Judges 6:11-24, Ephesians 5:6-14

In all three of these passages, I am struck by the presence and closeness of the Lord.

In the Psalm, it says that even if our own parents abandon us, the Lord will hold us close.

In Judges, the Lord is sending Gideon to rescue Israel, and promises to be with him.

In Ephesians, we no longer have to participate in a dark and sinful life, because we have the light of the Lord within us. So we are to live as children of light, carefully determining what pleases the Lord.

How is this encouraging, to know that the Lord is with us? Have there been times in your life where you were like Gideon, and wondered where the Lord was, and doubted his promises? Can you think of times in your life when you felt the Lord's presence?

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought
us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty
power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by
adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your
purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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