Todays Meditation (1.20.18)

Psalm 62:5-8 (AMP)

For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, for my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation; my fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; He is my rock of [unyielding] strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust [confidently] in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us.

Selah.

Sometimes we are so quick to depend on other people, our jobs, money and even electricity more than we depend on God. I wonder why that is.

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

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Today’s Meditation  (1.17.18)

Luke 18:15-17 (AMP)

Now they were also bringing their babies to Him, so that He would touch and bless them, and when the disciples noticed it, they began reprimanding them. 16 But Jesus called them to Himself, saying [to the apostles], “Allow the children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God [with faith and humility] like a child will not enter it at all.”

Reflection:

I believe we could learn a lot from children if we are willing to practice humility by listening to them.

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation (1.15.28)

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 (AMP)

Do not be unequally bound together with unbelievers [do not make mismatched alliances with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial (Satan)? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said:

“I will dwell among them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 17 “So come out from among unbelievers and be separate,” says the Lord, “And do not touch what is unclean; and I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor], 18 and I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,”says the Lord Almighty.

Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.

Today’s Meditation  (1.13.18)

Psalm 139:1-6 (AMP)

O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. 2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and You are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue [still unspoken], Behold, O Lord, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, and [You have] placed Your hand upon me. 6 Such [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high [above me], I cannot reach it.