Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Power & Authority of the Word

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
How sweet are all thy words to me!
O what divine repast!
How much more grateful to my soul
than honey to my taste!
 —Psalm 119:103
Suggested tune: Capel (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Adore God's distinguishing grace, if you have felt the power and authority of the Word upon your conscience; if you can say as David, 'Your word has quickened me, Christian, bless God that he has not only given you his Word to be a rule of holiness, but his grace to be a principle of holiness. Bless God that he has not only written his Word, but sealed it upon your heart, and made it effectual. Can you say it is of divine inspiration, because you have felt it to be of lively operation? Oh free grace! that God should send out his Word, and heal you; that he should heal you, and not others! That the same Scripture which to them is a dead letter, should be to you a savor of life!
—Thomas Watson
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me...
—Psalm 119:97-98
 
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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