Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A Faith Which Worked by Love

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
O Lord, my God, my portion thou
and sure possession art;
I vow steadfastly all thy words
to treasure in my heart.
 —Psalm 119:57
Suggested tune: Marlow (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
—Hebrews 11:24-25
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The faith of Moses was what ours must be, a faith which worked by love—even love to God and love to God's people. It was no mere belief of a fact. But that fact had an overpowering influence upon his life. Moses believed, believed firmly and intensely, believed for himself, so that he took fast hold of that which is invisible. Moses showed the reality of his faith in his life—by what he refused to do—and by what he chose to do.
 —Charles Spurgeon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Give me a faith, O Lord, that works by love—a faith that eschews comfort and brings me closer to you and your children...
 
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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