Sunday, June 05, 2016

So Shall Faith Be



CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
They who have the God of Jacob
as their help are truly blest.
On the Lord their God forever
will their hope securely rest.
God has made the earth and heaven,
and he also made the sea;
he made everything within them;
he is faithful constantly.
 —Psalm 146:5-6
Suggested tune: Beecher (87.87. D)


SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Wisdom is vindicated by all her children.
—Luke 7:35 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
So not only with regard to your course of action, but also with reference to your confidence, let no mortal domineer over you. If you put your trust in Jesus Christ, there are some who will say it is presumption. Let them say it is presumption! "Wisdom is vindicated by all her children," and so shall faith be. If you take the promise of God and rest upon it, there will be some who will say that you are hare-brained fanatics. Let them say it! They that trust in him shall never be confounded. The result will honor your faith. You have but to wait a little while and, perhaps, they that now censure you will have to hold up their hands in astonishment and say with you, "What has God worked?" Your confidence in Christ, especially my dear young friend, I trust does not depend upon the smile of your relatives. If it did, then their frown might crush it. Walk with your Savior in the lowly walk of holy confidence, and let not your faith rest in mortals, but in the smile of God!
 —Charles Spurgeon, 8 July 1915
TODAY'S PRAYER
Deliver me, I pray, Abba Father, from the fear of others. May I fear you alone, with the fear born of love...
 —F.B. Meyer
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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