Today’s Reading: Psalms 135-136
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Key Verses: Psalms 135:13, 136:4
Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.
…To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His mercy endures forever!
Both Psalms in today’s reading refer to the final and decisive plague on the Egyptians which resulted in freedom for their slaves, the Israelite people (Exodus 12:29-36). This is a high price to pay for the freedom of the slaves in Egypt, but I’ve just finished reading a book on the American Civil War, fought for the cause of freeing the slaves. The Americans paid a much higher price in the death of their sons for a similar cause.
(1) We learn here that God’s gifts and miracles arise from His love!
(2) God protects and cares for His loved ones!
(3) We eat and drink today because God loves us!
It’s no wonder that the psalmist repeats 26 times, “His mercy endures forever!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I’ve just read many reasons as to why I should be thankful! Your Word tells me that Your “Goodness leads …. to repentance!” I pray that this will always be so in my life! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Over the years I’ve often said that the most repeated verse in the Bible is, “His mercy endures forever.” Another very important verse from God’s Word is, “Whosoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved!” (Romans 10:13). We should never forget 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I have found that many more people struggle with having assurance of salvation than there are those who take God at His Word and rest in the assurance of “His mercy.” This is the result of a lack of emphasis on God’s grace and His unconditional love! I’ve just read Psalm 136 out loud. I dare anyone to join me in this exercise and still doubt God’s mercy and forgiveness!
Yours for the full assurance of the Presence in our lives of our Saviour and Lord!
Thank You, Lord God, that your mercy endures through all generations and forever. Thank You for the faithful ones who came before us, strengthen your faithful ones today, and bless those who will come after us. Lord have your way in all your world today! In Jesus’s great name, amen
We Knew Him
The secret place is where I meet with You,
With all the fears I ever knew,
And all my doubts,You saw me through,
So only praise is Your just due.
All my secret sins are before You,
Yet You withhold Your wrath from me
And in You I try to be true,
But,alas,through my flesh I see.
Sheltered in the shadow of your wings,
No harm can come to me in sleep,
And as You do Your holy things,
I know that I am Yours to keep.
Your forgiveness is like a fountain
And that Fountain has walked with us,
Then ascended from Your mountain,
And we know Him as Lord Jesus.
G.W(Bill)Marshall /18 Oct, 2017
Love this poem Bill, especially the verse about sheltering us under His wings.
thank you William for sharing this poem
Thank You for loving us, Oh Lord! Oh, how we adore You! Wishing all Saints a blessed day. Be careful in this snow!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6 ESV
Phil Wickham – Living Hope (Lyrics)
LORD GOD, Thank you for Your love for your children; because your Mercy endures forever, Amen!
Lord I pray for Israel, for Jerusalem, Your protection over the leaders, and for order to be restored within their midst so that the people would once again feel secure. For Your Mercy endures forever, Amen!
Thank you Reynold for the great picture !
Continuing in prayer for Ann and Ron and all the Mainse family, for strength and peace of heart and mind during in this difficult time, in Jesus Name I pray. The Lord;s Mercy endures forever, Amen!
Agreed with David’s prayer; Yes, because of the Lord’s great love that endures forever; we are at peace, safe and secure resting in His arms,
Thank You Jesus, Amen!
Well said dear Irene .