Saturday, November 05, 2016

He Is the Owner

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
God hears and grants my humble pray'r;
and they that wish my fall
shall blush and rage to see that God
protects me from them all.
 —Psalm 6:9-10
Suggested tune: Detroit (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.
—Luke 20:25
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
So there are things that have God’s image and superscription stamped on them, and such are our hearts, our whole constitution and nature. As plainly as the penny had the head of Tiberius on it, and therefore proclaimed that he was Emperor where it was current, so plainly does every soul carry in the Image of God the witness that he is its owner and that it should be rendered in tribute to him.
—Alexander Maclaren
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Help me to understand that I am not to look to what people in themselves deserve, O God, but to attend to your Image, which exists in all, and to which I owe all honor and love...
—after John Calvin
 
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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