Thursday, November 24, 2016

Every Ray of Light from God

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
O enter then his gates with praise;
approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud, and bless his Name always,
for it is seemly so to do.
 —Psalm 100:4
Suggested tune: Rockingham (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.
—Deuteronomy 30:14
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
We each determine for ourselves whether the knowledge of what we ought to be will lead to life or to death, and by choosing obedience we choose life. Every ray of light from God is capable of producing a double effect. It either gladdens or pains, it either gives vision or blindness. The gospel, which is the perfect revelation of God in Christ, brings every one of us face to face with the great alternative, and urgently demands from each his personal act of choice whether he will accept it or neglect or reject it. Not to choose to accept is to choose to reject. To do nothing is to choose death. The knowledge of the law was not enough, and neither is an intellectual reception of the gospel. The clearer our light, the heavier our responsibility. If we are to live, we have to ‘choose life.’
—Alexander Maclaren
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Shed your light on my path, O God, that it may show me the way in which to go...
 
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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