Saturday, August 06, 2016

Better Than All Other Good

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Our souls on God with patience wait,
our help and shield is he;
and then, Lord, let our hearts rejoice,
because we trust in thee.
 —Psalm 33:20-21
Suggested tune: Manoah (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
—Luke 12:56
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
There is a spirit of atheism prevailing in people's hearts; a strange disposition to doubt the very existence of God, and of another world, and of every thing which cannot be seen with the eyes. They do not realize that God sees them when they commit sin, and will call them to an account for it. And therefore, if they can hide sin from the eyes of other people, they are not concerned, but are bold to commit it. So unbelieving are they of future things, of heaven and hell, that they will commonly run the risk of damnation sooner than be convinced. They are senseless to the importance of eternal things. How hard to make them believe, and to give them a real conviction, that to be happy for all eternity is better than all other good; and to be miserable for ever under the wrath of God, is worse than all other evil.
 —Jonathan Edwards (alt.)
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
You have given me common sense, Lord. Help me to use it when I consider my own future...
 
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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